I feel honored to be among the contributors for The Clyde Fitch Report. My column, Triple Axelrod (get it?), will cover theater, arts and politics from an outside perspective. Theater looks very different when you aren’t so close to the stage. My goal is to provoke thought rather than manufacture controversy. I think we can all agree that insulting readers to generate page views is so 2007. So, think informative rather than exploitative.
My first post dealt with the Republican Theater Festival. I have to hand it to Cara Blouin. She’s got a lot of guts. During our interview, she noted that theater was insular. I agree with her. I’ve noticed there is a wide range of people from the left and right who don’t feel like they belong in the theater community. It’s curious to me. After all, theater always appears so conscious of diversity; yet many theaters around the country consistently choose white, male playwrights for their annual seasons. Some in the theater community acknowledge prejudice but complain how women write small plays. Or they don’t write good plays. Unfortunately, I’ve heard both. Often.
So feel free to check out the Clyde Fitch Report. There’s also a whole host of other columnists, including Webb Hubbell, John Clancy, Elizabeth Burke, Jai Sen, Stefanie Schappert, Beck Feibelman and Roger Armbrust. Very cool people with diverse opinions.
I also have a slew of other projects that I will announce shortly. I'll also be updating this site more often, with casual thoughts and other ideas.