Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Long Form Answer to A Question about Questions

Praxis asks in reference to their interview series:

…we can’t shake a nagging feeling that we’re missing something. What questions haven’t we asked about theatre? What are we missing? What topics aren’t coming up?.

My suggestion?

What have you done to save theatre today?

Bruce Miller of the Barksdale Theatre has his answer:

If there’s anyone out there who wants to bring the children in their life to Guys and Dolls, or for that matter any other Barksdale and/or Theatre IV production, and isn’t doing so because they can’t afford it, please email me at TheatreIVandBarksdale@gmail.com, let me know what you'd like to see and what would be your ideal “pay what you can” price. I’ll find a way to make tickets available to you at prices you can afford.

We want to do Our Thing and be done. We want to be specialists in a shrinking anachronistic craft. We don’t get the choice to not be evangelists. We can huffnpuff about how the Value of Theatre is Self Evident. But it isn’t to Myra. It isn’t to most people you run into on a given day.

I’m not properly doing my part to advance to advance something I love very much.
I will. Somehow.

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