Hello, this is Andie Arthur, executive director of the South Florida Theatre Legaue, and I'm back with Off Stage Conversations, where I take a look at some of the interesting blog posts, articles, and discussions happening in the national and international theatre communities.
Playwrights, Directors and Copywright
Melissa Hillman writes about how directors violate playwrights' copyright and specifically going through the various defenses that directors bring up when they are caught violating their contracts.
A New NEA Chair
Rocco Landesman resigned as the NEA chair in 2012 and yet the Obama administration has not yet found a replacement. Sign the official whitehouse.gov petition to ask President Obama to find a new NEA Chair.
Speaking of the NEA...
A new SMU study proves that NEA Grants do not primarily benefit the rich, despite what Paul Ryan has recently asserted.
Changing the Audition Process
TCG has an article about two companies in Boston that engaged in a longer audition process for more complicated shows. Are there circumstances when a monologue is not enough?