Tuesday, January 08, 2013

Manifestos, not mission statements

[Note: From time to time I wind up with unfinished drafts sitting around, waiting to be finished and published. Oftentimes I had an itch that needed scratching. This is one of those times. As always, please keep in mind my disclaimer.]

The “Rules”*

(a working draft)

Audience first.
Manifestos, not mission statements.
New works; new tellings of old tales.
Solve problems with creativity.
Question creativity with problems.
Reduce, Reuse, Recycle -- at both ends of production.
Assemble only what you need, use it all, and end with nothing.
Everyone gets paid or no one gets paid.
Don’t chase renown, chase the work.

*Ultimately, do not blindly accept or follow any lead, rule, or authority.  Adherence, allegiance, assemblage -- these things should be voluntarily committed and withdrawn when necessary.  Theater is an ephemeral art form and nothing is set in stone.  Nothing.

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