How can a local theatre culture grow when shows and artists are imported? It’s not a new problem and it’s not new to theatre; restaurants, dry cleaners, hair salons, etc. all struggle with the issue of customers buying locally. Producers have financial and other pressures that make it “easy” for them to hire outside of … More Controlling casting to grow theatre communities
Recently David Nicklaus of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch wrote an article about what St. Louis should focus on for a healthy economy. The answer is people. Attracting a talented work force and satisfying their community and cultural needs. If only he knew about Declaration Stage’s mission to do just that. I find it interesting that … More St. Louis Post-Dispatch’s Nicklaus says put people first
DEAR EVAN HANSEN might end up being a bigger smash than HAMILTON. How is that possible? HAMILTON’s cast size, staging needs, show length, and some of the historical material might not stand the test of time. Can community and academic theatre produce HAMILTON? I would think it would be few and far between. EVAN is … More EVAN bigger than HAMILTON?
I recently read a post on howlround.com about fair wages in theatre. Nothing I haven’t really read or thought about before but I like most of the suggested answers to the issue. Transparency in theatre wages – I agree that the public should know what their entertainers and artists are getting paid. Shine a light … More A Few Suggested Answers to Funding
The St. Louis Post Dispatch recently had a story about actor Joneal Joplin performing in his 100th show at The Repertory Theatre of St. Louis – click here for the story. Congratulations to Joneal on a fantastic milestone. My response to the article, directed to The Rep, that makes one St. Louis working artist employed … More One for The Rep – One is not enough
This is an old article but is it old news. Click Here – to read the article about diverse cats in film bringing bigger box office. DSC will being bigger ticket sales with diverse casting and diverse demographic views of life, liberty, and the pursuit and happiness.
The NY Times recently profiled Kate Shindle, the President of Actor’s Equity Association, as she gets set to tour with FUN HOME. Click Here for the story. I have emailed Mrs. Shindle to ask if she would like to meet with Declaration Stage when the tour comes to St. Louis. I’d love to talk with … More AEA’s President will campaign for improved pay for artists while on tour