Monday, April 20, 2009


(h/t to Mirror Up To Life)

This is hilarious, and too close to truth... "How To Write for the Theatre" at Culturebot.

Sunday, April 19, 2009

Feels Like Old Times...

Mike Daisey has been challenged to a cage match by Todd Olson, AD of the American Stage Theatre Company in Tampa FL. Olson says: balance my budget, wretched actor miscreant; Daisey says: bring it.

Reading Olson's letter reminds me of so many comments I've received over the years on this blog. Olson mispells Daisey's name throughout, clearly hasn't seen or listened to Daisey's performance, and has completely misinterpreted Daisey's central point.

I am becoming increasingly convinced that people in the theatre are not only completely lacking in critical thinking skills, but are barely literate at all.

We'll see how this plays out. Maybe there's a reality TV show in the whole thing...

Alice Waters

I have always felt that Alice Waters' campaign for local food, slow food is deeply connected to the underlying philosophy of the <100K Project:

Think Again: Funding and Budgets in the Arts

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 ...