So... You might have noticed some changes around Parabasis lately. There's more writers now, and the look is different. What's going on?
Well, dear reader, I decided it was time for a change. I've been writing Parabasis since 2003. In that time, the blog has become one of the top theatre blogs in the country, it's lead to a lot of great opportunities (including serving on Barack Obama's Arts Policy Committee) and it's been consistently a pleasure to write.
Seven years is a long time to continue doing the same thing. Due to some life changes on my part that are decreasing my time to write (more on that in a subsequent post) along with the move away from pursuing a professional director career and, frankly, some exhaustion/boredom on my part on having so theatre- a blog (perhaps more on that in a subsequent post) has lead me, and this blog, to this moment.
And what is this moment? Well, I've expanded the writing staff on Parabasis. You've met two of the new writers, Ben Owen and Anne Moore already (and you'll get to know more about them soon). There are two more writers coming on board whom you'll meet soon. We're going to be writing about a wider variety of subjects. Some of the writers will be focusing on one subject (like Ben with comics) and some will be writing more generally.
I'm very excited about this move forward. It feels like a big step up, and I'm humbled to have so many great writers come on board the USS Parabasis.
Enjoy! Let me know your thoughts as things develop at parabasisnyc at gmail dot com!