Every once in a while, I think I'll post a link or two to posts written earlier in the life of Theatre Ideas that seem worth revisiting today. I'll label these posts "Think Again" in the hope that the passage of time might lead to new ideas and perspectives regarding to the issue raised in the original post.
This one comes from 2011, when the Occupy Wall Street movement was having an impact on American economic discussions. At the same time, an important report by Holly Sidford and the the National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy issued a report entitled Fusing Arts, Culture and Social Change had also been released that examined patterns of arts giving in the US. After having read the report, I decided to crunch some numbers concerning philanthropic giving in the theater.
The result was a two-part "series" that showed the results of my research, which revealed that the regional theater scene had an even bigger income distribution problem than the culture as a whole that I called "Occupy Lincoln Center."