A couple of months ago, American Theatre Magazine editor-in-chief Rob Weinert-Kendt asked me if I would be interested in contributing to the magazine as a writer focusing on issues of leadership, producing and management. I’ve been a fan of Rob’s ever since my days in Los Angeles when he was the editor of Back Stage West. So I leapt at the opportunity, while freely admitting that I’m not a professional journalist – merely a practitioner, and by nature, I’d have to write from a practitioner’s point of view. The result is a new monthly column called “Managing Expectations.”
My first article – “Safe Programming is a Big Risk” – published this week. As many theaters head into season planning and budgeting, I share some thoughts on the management and perception of risk and the role of Executive Directors/Managing Directors in advocating for mission.
Please check it out: http://www.americantheatre.org/2017/09/26/safe-programming-is-a-big-risk/