Sunday, September 19, 2010

Sunday Quickies

The Obsidian 2010-2011 Season Brochure is now available online. Take a look at what's in store for the year.

Building "Real World" Relationships Online: Alan Cooke of Convio  the money quote for me is:  A lot of organizations are getting people's email addresses after they've attended one performance and then they get an email asking for, for example, a $150 donation. Marc Van Bree has made the point that that's like asking someone to marry you after the first date.

Some thoughts on how to Get That Grant 

On Why It's Time To Listen (or a love letter to theatre bloggers) 

Monday, September 6, 2010

Sunday Quickies on a Holiday Monday

First up...kudos to Lynn Nottage for being one of the inaugural winners of the Horton Foote Prize

At the opening night of our production of Intimate Apparel {2008} Lynn told me that she didn't think her play Ruined would do very much because of the subject matter. Whoa was that ever a miss.

Via The Angry Deaf Guy in Atlanta  comes talkbackr.com  that comes complete with the following blurb

This is your chance to offer an informal, anonymous talkback/feedback mechanism for your audience members. Put the name of your event below, along with a contact email, and follow the instructions on the next page.

Best of all, it's ABSOLUTELY FREE!

This is a bit like the Constructive Criticism blog but a bit different.

Can cruise ships keep the theatre industry afloat? 
Oh the mind boggles.