Sunday, February 09, 2014

Worth a Look

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

Ideas abound at public meeting held to save August Wilson Center

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: Maybe there are performers, some known nationally who have helped stage works by August Wilson over the years, who would be moved to donate money to help save a cultural center bearing the Pittsburgh-born playwright's name.
Or perhaps some local pro sports figures with millions of dollars in personal wealth could be compelled to get behind a community cause.
For nearly three hours Friday, a Pittsburgh Public Schools committee considered those and other ways the district could acquire and preserve the now-dormant August Wilson Center for African American Culture.

Broadway Expands Its Green Practices to Theaters Across the U.S.

EcoWatch: If you had the pleasure of taking in a Broadway performance in the past five years, you also witnessed sustainability taking center stage.
The Broadway Green Alliance (BGA) celebrates five years of greening productions this week by launching an initiative to bring sustainable practices to theaters across the country. In collaboration with the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC), the BGA says its online Theatre Greening Advisor is the most comprehensive theater greening information database available.
The organizations want to provide environmentally preferable options to producers, theater owners, designers, managers and design shops in the same way that the BGA brought them to Broadway in New York City.

After Complaints, 'Millie' Gets Thoroughly Modern Makeover for Dalton School Leaders of the Dalton School, one of Manhattan’s top private schools, this month canceled a student production of the musical “Thoroughly Modern Millie” over concerns about the show’s use of Asian stereotypes and a subplot involving a white slavery ring in China, planning to replace it with a revue of the show’s songs instead.


McCarter Theatre Center: Join us for an exciting conversation between Tony Award-winning actor and Fences director Phylicia Rashad and special guest moderator Melissa Harris-Perry, professor of Political Science at Tulane University, MSNBC host, columnist for The Nation, and author of Sister Citizen: Shame, Stereotypes, and Black Women in America.

Don’t Get Screwed: The Contract Provisions Every Creative Needs to Know

99U: Four months later, the job still wasn’t finished, and my friend still wasn’t paid half of what he was owed. The founders were constantly changing their minds about what they wanted, sending my friend additional “specs” long after he had started the work. Eventually, realizing that he had already spent more time than it was worth, my friend wrote the project off, never collecting the rest of his fee.

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