Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Worth a Look

Here are a few posts from last week's Greenpage that might be worth your time:

TCG Report: Nonprofit Theatres on the Rebound

LA STAGE TIMES: Released by Theatre Communications Group (TCG), Theatre Facts is the only in-depth report that examines the attendance, performance and overall fiscal state of the not-for-profit professional theater industry. Theatre Facts 2011 is based on the TCG Fiscal Survey, compiling data from theaters’ fiscal years ending between October 31, 2010 and September 30, 2011. First published in 1980, the annual Theatre Facts report examines unrestricted income and expenses, balance sheets, attendance, pricing and performance details.

Bran Ferren: Storytelling in 4D

livedesignonline.com: Bran Ferren presented a compelling keynote on Sunday morning, October 21 at LDI2012 in Las Vegas, on the topic of "Storytelling In 4D," the theme of Live Design's new Envision conference that will be held in Monterrey, CA, in September 2013. In his talk, Ferren challenged the entertainment design and technology industry with effectively preparing itself for the future.

Racial Issues, Far From 'Invisible' On D.C. Stage

NPR: On a farm in Waitsfield, Vt., in 1945, a Merchant Marine cook named Ralph Ellison was resting after his tour of duty. "One morning scribbling, I wrote the first sentence of what later became The Invisible Man: 'I am an invisible man,' " Ellison recalled in an interview for National Educational Television. He wrote that his protagonist — a Negro, as Ellison always put it — was young, powerless and ambitious for the role of leadership, a role at which he was doomed to fail.

Ticketbud Is Fighting Greed, One Stub at a Time

Wired Business | Wired.com: At the beginning of my first conversation with Ticketbud founder Paul Cross, he makes sure I’m clear on his ambivalence toward the capitalist system. His online ticketing startup is primarily concerned, like Cross himself, with social progress and events and organizations that advance this progress. Taking investment dollars and turning a profit are, he explains, just means to that end.

Politics pays off for production firms

TBO.com: By all appearances, it was another hasty stump stop, with President Barack Obama arriving in Tampa before dawn, rousing a crowd at an Ybor City park and jetting off a mere three hours later. Just don't describe Thursday's campaign event as hasty to John Scarelli. The owner of Trade Specialists Productions in Orlando had been in town since Tuesday overseeing workers who were setting up stages, risers, barricades, decorations and the other components of a successful political appearance.

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