Category Theatre

#TheSummit – Seven Initiatives

I love the theatre and I want it to be better. There are many things that is not doing so well at currently. One of those is Inclusion. Tamara Winters, at 2AMt, has a great post up about what the Next Steps need to be following #TheSummit.  (Edit: as does Swim Pony, here.) Originally, this […]

Season Programming and Personal Agency

I’ve clarified some thoughts I’ve been brewing, about where the responsibility for play selection and artist hiring ultimately lies, in the wake of the controversy over and response to The Summit (which I wrote up in as objective a fashion as possible at DC Theatre Scene – in fact, I was so involved in trying […]

So You Want To Put on a Show at Capital Fringe

Advice from a Fringe Producer/Reviewer/Fan The Capital Fringe Festival in Washington, D.C. is an annual festival which will be returning in July 2014 for the ninth time.  Anyone can apply and, if accepted, put on a show in Capital Fringe, which is part of an international network of unaffiliated festivals celebrating and providing opportunities to adventurous, […]

A Biased Guide to Capital Fringe 2013

jump down to alphabetical list – jump down to list by category Hi! I’m Brett, and I’m once again (again) writing an amateur, unofficial, one-man’s-opinion guide to the shows at this year’s Capital Fringe Festival. So that’s “a” guide as in “one dude’s guide, not THE Guide.” This page is divided into two main sections. […]

What if Small Theatres Shared Administrators?

Every theatre company, no matter how small, has some need for people to handle a number of crucial, non-artistic administrative tasks: the money, the space rental, the legal matters, the website, the ticketing, the house, the marketing (which is a good half dozen jobs in one).  To put on a play at any level of […]

Making Less Art Leads to More Art

I’ve been thinking a lot lately about focus in artmaking.  More and more, it seems to me that in order to make great art – of whatever kind – you have to achieve a balance in side projects and distractions. A lot of the great achievers I read about – artists, scientists, whoever – seem […]

What if Playwrights Directed Their Own Development?

What if playwrights were in charge of the development of their own plays? What if, instead of independent development companies which invite competitive submissions from playwrights, to pick and choose who “gets” to receive the opportunity of having their play developed by that company – what if instead of that, playwrights put their play out […]