Sunday, December 07, 2008
Sunday, August 31, 2008
Friday, August 01, 2008
Monday, July 28, 2008
What are the odds and (you might well ask) what can be done on such short
How about a little show called "Beowulf or Gilgamesh - You Decide!"
You've no doubt heard tell of Charlie's two epic adaptations. Now you've
got the chance to see what you've missed! Each night the audience gets to
pick either Beowulf (a peckish demon snacks on the Danish) or Gilgamesh (a
god-king takes on the underworld).
"Beowulf or Gilgamesh - You Decide!" opens *this* Friday, August 1st at 10pm
at the U of M Rarig Arena.
Friday Aug 1 10:00 PM
Sunday Aug 3 8:30 PM
Tuesday Aug 5 5:30 PM
Wednesday Aug 6 7:00 PM
Thursday Aug 7 10:00 PM
You can visit our page on the Fringe site for more info on the show, venue,
tickets, and the festival at-large.
Being such a late addition to the festival, we're not listed in the printed
program. That's a really powerful marketing tool which is beyond our reach.
Anything you can do to help pass along the word is much appreciated!
Monday, July 21, 2008
1. If you run an arts non-profit, have some artists on your board. Saying you support artists and work collaboratively with them works better when you actually have them in the room for planning and major decisions.
2. If you're going to vastly restructure things and lose the one and only connection you have to artists, maybe think about letting the artists know. Like at least the ones who are in your building right then making art.
3. Titles like President/CEO kinda alienate artists.
4. Saying that you knew artists and audiences would be mad and might not come back because of a decision you made, but that "was a careful calculus you made" anyway, kinda pisses off artists.
5. Saying you intend to honor the legacy of the visionary who is leaving against their will kinda makes people think you're either lying or have no idea what the legacy or the vision ever were.
6. When things start to sound fishy, and you're wondering if there's a particular Machiavellian force at unethical work, look around the room for the "consultant" with power who isn't saying anything.
Saturday, July 19, 2008
Friday, July 18, 2008
My favorite quote from the Southern's board vice-chair, Bryan Fleming:
"Arts organizations are not traditionally run as businesses, and we are trying to bring some sound strategic business practices to the art at the Southern."
Which sounds harmless enough unless you're an artist yourself and have experienced first-hand how clueless business people often are about actually making art. And speaking of fragile and miraculous acts of trust and collaboration - speaking sarcastically that is - I wish it wasn't repeatedly being stated that the Southern Theater staff hired Steve Barberio to be interim executive director. Steve was recruited to be board chair. Then a year ago, Steve, as board chair, hired himself as interim executive director, demoting Jeff at the same time.
What I don't understand is why ruthless people have any interest in being ruthless at a theater! Why not something more profitable? Must be a profit of the ego I guess.
Beginning to suspect that the board governance model of non-profits is deeeeeeply flawed.
Monday, June 23, 2008
-Carl Gustav Jung
We have art in order not to die of the truth.
May heaven protect us, cher monsieur, from being set on a pedestal by our friends.
True excellence is rarely found, even more rarely is it cherished.
-Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Au revoir, Jeune Lune
Wednesday, June 11, 2008
I love not smoking and swimming and biking and swimming and swimming without getting out of breath.
I love the TV show Weeds.
La, la, la. Got to just try to be giddy and simple sometimes because some of the things I really love, that I wish everyone could love, are so fucking endangered these days that I can't hardly take it.
OK, back to our regularly programmed apathy and cynicism.
Saturday, May 24, 2008
The life expectancy at age x, denoted , is then calculated by adding up the probabilities to survive to every age. This is the expected number of complete years lived (one may think of it as the number of birthdays they celebrate).
Because age is rounded down to the last birthday, on average people live half a year beyond their final birthday, so half a year is added to the life expectancy to calculate the full life expectancy.
Life expectancy is by definition an arithmetic mean. It can be calculated also by integrating the survival curve from ages 0 to positive infinity (the maximum lifespan, sometimes called 'omega'). For an extinct cohort (all people born in year 1850, for example), of course, it can simply be calculated by averaging the ages at death. For cohorts with some survivors it is estimated by using mortality experience in recent years.-----------------------
... 2003 was the first time the average life expectancy of all U.S. women, regardless of race, exceeded 80 years ...
Headline: Rich White Men Doing the Best in Fight to Extend Longevity in U.S.
very local stats
Sunday, May 11, 2008
Berkeley is pretty weird about smoking in public. And they really don't know how to make a pastrami sandwich. And they are politically correct pretty far past the point of annoying smugness.
But otherwise it's a beautiful place. And the show was great.
Monday, March 17, 2008
Starring Paul Cram, Tracey Maloney & John Middleton
Written by Alan Berks, Directed by Leah Cooper
A world premiere presented by Gremlin Theatre
A thrilling rollercoaster ride through mystery, tragedy and romance
in a steamy motel room in hot, seedy Phoenix, Arizona.
April 18 - May 11
Thursday-Saturday at 7:30 p.m. / Sundays at 4:30 p.m.
No performance on Sunday, April 20
Industry Night on Monday, April 28
Preview Thursday, April 17
$15 seniors and Fringe button holders
Under 30? Pay half your age any night.
For tickets call (651) 228-7008
Loading Dock Theatre
409 Sibley St., Saint Paul, MN
Tracey Maloney appears courtesy of Actors' Equity Association
Postcard Photograph: Travis Anderson
Postcard Graphic Design: Matthew Foster, Chez Pixel
Sunday, February 10, 2008
Tuesday, January 15, 2008
There isn't enough hyperbole or exclamation marks to express how good it is to be wakened by the sun. Watch out for me today, I'll be knocking people over in single bounds with my tall-building leaps.