Hello, I'm Andie Arthur, the executive director of the South Florida Theatre League, and I'm here with Off Stage Conversations, where I take a look at what's happening in the national and international theatre community. It's a little light this week with the holiday -- by the way, if you want to be a last minute rock star volunteer, please come support the League's Get In Bed With the Arts Bed in the Key Biscayne 4th of July Parade -- look for the bed in the staging area. I will give you a t-shirt and my undying gratitude.
Production Photos as Art
The Stranger has a piece on LaRae Lobdell, a Seattle photographer who decided to "reinvent the visual landscape of theatre culture." She started doing pro-bono shoots of local theatre artists because she was dismayed at the sterility of marketing photos. Lobdell's work is now being shown in an exhibition.
An Open Letter to President Obama
Howard Sherman writes a letter on why the president should move forward in nominating a new chair for the National Endowment of the Arts.
More Online Giving
Online giving went up by 14% last year. The Chronicle of Philanthropy teases out specifics.
Devised Theatre Explained (Slightly)
A piece on the continuum of collaboration.