So as I said a group of us got together and decided to blog thru outrageous fortune.
We'll be focusing on one chapter every week day. Keep checking Parabasis for regular updates as I try to keep track of it all.
The bloggers involved are myself, 99Seats (aka J. Holtham), Matt Freeman, Mark Armstrong (aka Mr. Excitement), Mead Hunter, Ian David Moss (aka Createquity), August Schulenberg and Scott Walters. That list includes three freelance playwrights, two artistic directors, an arts policy wonk, a ex-literary manager, a current literary manager, a college professor and whatever the hell I am. We hope to use the multiplicity of these perspectives to provide interesting viewpoints on the study.
Here's how it is going to work.
Wednesday (today) everyone will post on Chapter One, which sets up the problems the study is trying to address.
Thursday, Ian Moss and Matt Freeman will discuss Chapter Two, Lives & Livelihoods with each other on their respective blogs.
Friday, Mark Armstrong (as a guest blogger on Parabasis) and Mead Hunter will discuss Chapter Three, The Way Of The Play
We take a break for the weekend.
Next Monday, we start up again with Chapter Four: New Plays Onstage, discussed by yours truly and 99Seats
Tuesday: Chapter Five: Whose Audience Is It Anyway will be discussed by Scott Walters and August Schulenberg
Wednesday: Chapter Six: Positive Practices and Novel Ideas will be discussed by everybody.
Hope you can tune in and participate in the comments! I'll have the first post up shortly.