toward a more sustainable theatre

Surprisingly, this blog exists in part due to the Theatre Communications Group. I pitched editor Jim O’Quinn on an article taking an objective look at the supposed greening of theater operations in this country. He and his staff liked the idea, and so I started working on it, contacting theater artists across the country to talk about it, and even asking those I was interviewing for other writing projects what they thought.

Alas, life interfered: I was diagnosed with cancer, and the editors at American Theatre simultaneously (nearly anyway) decided the piece of reportage I turned in was not objective enough. After treatment — and after I’d recovered enough to care again — Jim asked me to write an opinion piece on the subject instead.

So, after more than a year of work and thought, my essay on the importance of sustainability (or eco-friendliness, or environmental responsibility, or whatever you choose to call it) within American theater has finally made it into the pages of the magazine. I hope you read it — and I hope it helps reach more people than this blog ever has.


4 Responses to “toward a more sustainable theatre”

  1. September 6, 2008 at 5:07 pm

    I read it… great article, Mike!! Congrats.

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