The non-profit model is living on borrowed time. The current model is dying. Even still, I think we spend more time trying to figure out how to fund a show than actually making the show. Read: The way we make money to make art is not sustainable. Insanity: Doing the...

  • August 24, 2011
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Tonight, more than 70 theatre companies across Canada are presenting staged readings of the play Homegrown by Catharine Frid. Why? Read J. Kelly Nestruck’s piece about the SummerWorks Festival and how the Department of Cultural Heritage has seriously–and at the last minute–cut funding to the festival. Then read playwright Michael...

  • July 15, 2011

I’m live-blogging the first-ever Dramatists Guild conference. Please feel free to log on and either lurk or join the conversation. If there are opportunities for questions, and you submit any, I’ll try to sneak them in. I may also be tweeting from time to time if you’d rather follow along...

  • June 10, 2011

The Follow Friday posts are back! We look at communities remembering their own stories and pulling together to give to the arts, philanthropy from donors and from theatre companies themselves, playwrights living in towns small and large. We also look at theatre companies working together and, well, working at all....

  • June 3, 2011

I may be using Jim McCarthy’s name as an expletive for the next several days, but those that followed that first conversation that led to me applying and being granted a TED license to organize an independently organized TED event on the future of the arts industry will tell you...

  • May 5, 2011
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