Shakespeare, human communication, and Twitter

I’m at the Shakespeare Theatre Association conference (up until 5pm it was the Shakespeare Theatre Association of America, but now the organization is embracing the whole world).  Between the gorgeous mountains and the amazing minds congregating here, I am immensely inspired and, basically, on fire. The first speaker today was Tina Packer, Founder of Shakespeare […]

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Are public competitions good for arts funding?

Over the past month or so there has been a lot of talk (online and off) about competitions like Chase Community Giving.  I missed my chance to add my voice on the 2AM Theatre blog a few weeks ago because I go to sleep too early but last night’s tweet from Lincoln Center regarding American Express’ […]

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Let’s all learn from the Brooklyn Museum

As I went down the rabbit hole of blogs and comments and links within comments this morning, I came upon this blog post from the Brooklyn Museum‘s Chief of Technology, Shelley Bernstein.  It is all about how they currently use Foursquare and how they dream of using it in the future (Shelley also gives a […]

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A new era for the press release

I’ve been reading Engage! by Brian Solis and it has me all fired up.  I have a feeling you’ll be seeing a lot more references to this book in the near future. In chapter 6, Solis presents the type of idea that makes you want to slap your forehead and say, “Of course!  Why haven’t we been […]

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Social media for time-starved theatres

I was inspired this morning by John Jantsch’s post on his Duct Tape Marketing blog regarding using social media for things you are already doing.  There are some great ideas in his post, but while I read it I kept hearing voices of my colleagues at under-staffed, over-worked non-profit theatres saying, “but I don’t have time!”  […]

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