I think it's important to note that while I am extremely grateful for the press attention this blog has been getting, there's a lot of really good blogs about theatre and/or written by theatre artists. Here are just a few of the New York based blogs I visit regularly that weren't mentioned in the Time Out Chicago article. Many of these are written by friends of mine, but they became friends of mine because I admired their work here on the interweb:
Adam Szymkowicz. He's a blogger and playwright and all around good guy. Although his posts are frequently short, they are also insightful and funny. And he's very honest about his own process and attitudes. Adam also keeps quite good track of when new theatre blogs crop up that are worth looking into.
Two Nosedive artists have blogs, Patrick Shearer's "Charlie Willis Blog" and James Comtois' Jamespeak. I am a great admirer of Nosedive. They've figured out what kind of work they want to do and created an environment in which that work is supported and in which it can find the right audience. They work their ass off to do it, often toiliing away in less-than-ideal situations for the simple purpose of entertaining us. Charlie Willis isn't updated nearly enough given Patrick's intelligence and insight, and pretty much every time James writes a post, I'm laughing at my cubicle by the end of it with whatever moniker he's chosen to sign off with. For unpretentious, theatre loving musings, you can't go wrong with James' stuff. I should also mention that when he actually posts (which is rare) Mac Rogers who appeared in and has written for Nosedive's work cannot be beat.
Jason Grote's star has been on the rise as a playwright of late, and reading his blog, it's easy to see why. He's a compelling writer with a firebrand's social conscience and an encyclopaedic knowledge of errata and ephemera to back it up.
Lucas Krech is a light designer and blogger who uses his site for a variety of things from research for his upcoming projects to discussions of philosophy and how they relate to light design. Also, gourmet coffee.
I link to Mark Armstrong pretty much every time he writes a post, but what the hey! I'll link to him again!
For the latest in the avant garde and performance art scenes, you must hie thee hither to Obscene Jester!
Matt Freeman... playwright... political thinker... funny dude. Matt was part of the second generation of theatre bloggers alongside Playgoer and many others. And I agree with Matt that it's odd whenever these articles come out that his blog isn't mentioned. It should be! Matt has a great sense of humor and writes with a good deal more reason and temperance than can usually be found on more reactive sites like... well... this one.
I have a feeling that ever since her secret identity was at-least-partially-unmasked, it's become difficult for Jaime to write about theatre in New York, although she still does from time to time. Regardless, her taste in book's is exquisite and her charming LOLcat infested blog is not to be missed!
..Adding, check out Get The Guests.
There's a lot more out there, if you feel I've left one out, please put it in the comments!