devilvet: "So tell me in 250 words or less how you are going to change theatre for the better?"
1. Decentralization. Get out of the major cities and gather somewhere else that isn't already choked with theatre. No drive-by guest artists from Nylachi.There -- 142 words to spare.
2. Localization. Form an ensemble that will stay together for a while. Preferably with at least one resident playwright attached who writes plays for the ensemble. Become an active member of the community. Listen.
3. Tribal economics. Pool income. Take out what you need to survive. Each member brings more to the table than their theatrical specialty. Ensemble controls ancillary income. Everyone does everything.
4. Education. Teach young artists the entrepreneurial and collaboration skills needed to control their own artistic lives and truly co-create.