Notes from Arden
“The on-the-ground situations and positions are now so bizarre, the only reliable conclusion to be had is that we live in post-truth era, where nothing is what it seems. Everybody is wrong, and everybody is right. (I hope that’s a helpful conclusion.)” — Steven Leigh Morris
“What was important was that the panelists were all playwrights, and, as playwrights, their considerations, fears, and hopes were essentially the same as playwrights working in any genre – e.g., how do we get our plays performed, and how do we grow great theater?” –BY PAUL BIRCHALL
Got It Covered
“On November 7, Judge Terry Hatter (who is presiding over the AEA case) received a letter dated October 31 from none other than performer/ 99-seat scene dissident Armina LaManna, and others.In an annoyed response, the court not only rejected the letter for being both irrelevant to the case and inappropriate, it ordered counsel to instruct all parties that the letter had not been entered into the case file.” — BY PAUL BIRCHALL
A Perfectly Good Reason to Apply for a Grant You Don’t Think You’ll GetSome hidden advantages . . . By Corbett Barklie Grant writing is a time consuming, sometimes annoying fact of nonprofit life. Government grant deadlines cluster together on our calendars and back up into private foundation deadlines making us all crazy. It’s easy to think […]
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“Class warfare has surged and ebbed in the U.S. public consciousness during harder or more prosperous times throughout the past century, but the distorted perversion that it is something waged by the poor upon privileged victims gets exposed as a disingenuous lie by Eugene O’Neill’s 1922 The Hairy Ape – an anguished cry on behalf the exploited and dismissed.” — by MYRON MEISEL
The Summer of our (Dis)Content
“‘Do you believe in God?’ asked Goldman. Alyokhina paused, carefully forming the perfect response. ‘I think that Church in Russia already has nothing in common with Christianity,’ she reflected”. — by VANESSA CATE
A “Matter”: Los Angeles actors clearly let Equity know what it thought of the new plan, providing a stunning defeat of it in a referendum by a 2-to-1 margin. Equity’s response: “Doesn’t Matter.” Equity decided instead to bring up the number of participants in the vote as an important metric.–BY KEVIN DELIN