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.