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A day in the life of Helena Judd, Executive and Artistic Director and Casey McLain, Theatrical Director at Performers Linked by Able Imaginations Theatre (plai theatre). 45 more words

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Restaurants, Theatres, Communities

A restaurant in my neighborhood closed recently. There aren’t a lot of restaurants in my neighborhood – I live in what is sometimes referred to as “the world’s largest cul-de-sac,” a sprawling suburban development that only has one entry and exit point. 466 more words

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Follow-up on Nonprofit/Commercial Coexistence

In a post in June, I suggested that

Commercial productions that benefit from nonprofit development pay a certain amount of after-cost profit into a fund, perhaps administered by an organization like Creative Capital or Doris Duke or even an agency like the NEA (noted with more hesitation), that would in turn support artists creating new work at theatres across the country, theatres that in turn support local talent.

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Keeping Art at the Center

I received a writing prompt recently from actor/writer/artist Aaron Landsman who is spending some time on my campus developing his new collaborative and socially engaged performance work… 467 more words

Danger, Will Robinson

As a child, I heard the Robot on “Lost in Space” warning “Danger, Will Robinson, danger, danger!” As an adult, I sometimes find myself in the precarious position of the Robot seeing danger signs before me, but being a human, add emotion and intuition to my calculus before saying, “Danger, small arts organization, danger danger.”  Unlike the Class M-3 Model B9, General Utility Non-Theorizing Environmental Control Robot, when I work with an organization, I need to… 401 more words

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Corporate Social Responsibility and the Arts

Recently, I came across an article about corporate social responsibility (CSR) in the Harvard Business Review.[i] In it, Michael Porter and Mark Kramer argue that “to advance CSR, we must root it in a broad understanding of the interrelationship between a corporation and society.”  Substitute “large arts organization” for “corporation” and “community ” for “society” and you can see why this article could have some relevance for the arts.  606 more words

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Election Eve

I spent an hour yesterday listening to the launch announcement for  In the Intersection: Partnerships in the New Play Sector, Diane Ragsdale’s book-length documentation of a… 418 more words

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