As a side note, but one that I think ought to get a lot more attention throughout the theatre scene, I offer these two sentences:
Or $20,000 in the case of a NYC showcase production. Young artists become established artists by hanging out together creating work and having all those conversations that spark ideas. Another reason why I am trying to develop a foundation for the creation of theatres across this country that will support young artists when they need it most -- right away -- not when they've already got a foot up. Like so much of what America does (e.g., so-called "trickle-down economics" and tax cuts for the wealthiest Americans, we reward people when they no longer need the reward and ignore those who struggle. It is ass-backwards.