I'm wading through all of these end-of-the-year reports here at the Museum.
Same basic results you always see: people aren't going to see straight plays, arts funding is declining, theaters are closing, etc.
I can get lost in the minutia and I can get paralyzed by the stats, but once I get up from my desk I'm going to trudge my ass over to the Kraine theater and get ready for another show.
I've written before that theater is not a business, it's a vice. It may be helpful in some circumstances to speak of it as a business, but it's very dangerous and short-sighted to think about it that way.
Some other basic truths I'm going to try to stay mindful of this year:
A theater is not a corporation.
Art is not a product.
An annual budget is not an accurate measurement of a theater company's health.
Money comes third, if at all, in the list of Things You Need To Get Something Done. First is the good idea, second is a group of people to help, third is money for resources or just the resources themselves.
Sometimes it's good to put it down in black and white. Helps clear away some of the clutter.
Everyone and my sister got the MMMQ, you sexy things, you. It was Hot Chocolate indeed believing in miracles back in the 70s and through the miracle of time travel, Rose's All Star Jug Band was playing along in the background.
Going to need to ratchet it up again next week. Childhood nicknames of 19th century Italian altos anyone?