TPS representative: wants to find new ways of engaging Seattle audiences.
Lack of specificity in mission plagues our theater companies. We have no way of developing relationships when theater companies do not have an identity to latch onto.
Artists need to compensated better and there are ways to get that done. Bay Area and New England Theater contracts. Without audiences, no base to provide an income flow.
A danger to specificity is that it leads to trench warfare and lack of cooperation between companies.
NOTES: Bay Area contract not only addressed mid-sized theaters, but also allowed Fringe companies to use equity actors without breaking the bank.