Let’s Review- Week of 3/28

Here’s your list of things to read over the weekend. Unless, you know, you’re busy this weekend, as you’re coming to see Godspell at Hedgerow!

An excellent recommendation for the NEA by Scott Walters:

Recommendation: The NEA ought to confine itself to providing seed money for theatres in underserved communities.

Adam Thurman at Mission Paradox asks us to consider the best use for our marketing dollars- the low-hanging fruit.

Good for him, sad for us- Leonard Jacobson is stepping down as editor of the Clyde Fitch Report.

This idea has been rattling around in my brain since the #newplay #2amt discussions at the Arena Stage- How do video games relate to theatre?Isaac Butler offers some interesting thoughts

Great thoughts on devised theatre and playwrighting from  Stephen Spotswood. Money quote:

You see, I have a box. It’s made up of my experience, my preconceived notions, my talent, my skill. It’s made up of my limits. I work in it, I live in it, I think in it. A few years ago, I began to make a concerted effort to expand my box.

Local Arts
Philly’s Walnut Street Theatre goes on tour.
Philly celebrates Jazz Month- starting today!

Resources for Artists
Another Adam Thurman/Mission Paradox post of great reads for artists. I can honestly say I have read only one of these, but am looking forward to reading the rest

Sean Stannard-Stockton at Tactical Philanthropy offers is test of First-Rate Philanthropy.

And a challenge from Seth Godin.