Controlling casting to grow theatre communities

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

St. Louis Post-Dispatch’s Nicklaus says put people first

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

AEA’s President will campaign for improved pay for artists while on tour

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