Tuesday, March 15, 2005

Microsoft released an import tool for Entourage 2004, that lets you import PST files--if you don't know what this means, you probably don't need it, but if you *do* know what it means, you've probably been waiting for it--here it is.

The show went extremely well last night...many thanks to all who attended (and there were a lot of you!) and a special shout out to the folks who silenced the drunken revelers in the audience--apparently they had expected the monologue to be straight-up stand up, and then were surprised when it wasn't. C'est la vie.

Speaking of breaking expectations, Vallejo is at it again--check out this short and succinct piece in the NYT on what theater needs to change about itself to become more relevant. It's clearly titled: Well, Cheaper Tickets To Start With. It's all great, but I particularly liked this:

Plays written for performance, not for reading. Too many plays are written today that prevent interpretation by a director or company - their intent is too literal, too predictable. They are written to be read, not performed. We need writers who question every idea of what a text can be, of how it can work with an audience, and who embrace the idea that an audience can leave a theater arguing about what the whole thing was about.

True, true, true.