Thursday, December 18, 2008

Parabasis: Mixed News For Nonprofit Theaters From The NEA:

I know of at least three theaters in New York and four theaters in DC that are laying off staff, so I understand that the immediate relevance of the study is somewhat limited.  At the same time, understanding what happened over the last fifteen years with nonprofit theater in America is extremely important if we are to understand how to make it better.

For example... does anyone else think it's bizarre that, as the study points out, the supply of theater dramatically increased in America while demand for theater dramatically decreased?  How did that happen? Or did supply in one part of the country increase to meet demand, while demand fell in another?