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Post #3: On My Decision To Pursue and Then Later Accept The Position of Artistic Director At The Hangar Theatre
The Application Process Post #3 Around five years ago, I decided to start applying for small
Artistic Director jobs.   The response,
uniformly, was a chorus of crickets.    And then, about a year ago, it’s like the PTB decided to take pity on me.
(PTB = Pow...
The Application Process Post #3 Around five years ago, I decided to start applying for small Artistic Director jobs. The response, uniformly, was a chorus of crickets. And then, about a year ago, it’s like the PTB deci...
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Post #2: The Summer, In Brief
On My Decision To Pursue and Then Later Accept The Position of
Artistic Director At The Hangar Theatre Post #2: The Summer, In Brief I have realized (again, remember, code for “discovered in
therapy”) that doing new things is scary for me.   Sometimes I get...
On My Decision To Pursue and Then Later Accept The Position of Artistic Director At The Hangar Theatre Post #2: The Summer, In Brief I have realized (again, remember, code for “discovered in therapy”) that doing new thing...
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On My Decision To Pursue and Then Later Accept The Position of Artistic Director At The Hangar Theatre
Beatrice Basso On My Decision To Pursue and Then Later Accept The Position of
Artistic Director At The Hangar Theatre Post #1:  To Be An AD Or Not To
Be An AD Since I was an undergrad, I can
remember people telling me that I should be an Artistic Director. ...
Beatrice Basso On My Decision To Pursue and Then Later Accept The Position of Artistic Director At The Hangar Theatre Post #1: To Be An AD Or Not To Be An AD Since I was an undergrad, I can remember people tellin...
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My first in what will be an ongoing series of my adventures and escapades as the Interim Artistic Director of the Hangar Theatre in Ithaca, New York.
How I Became An Interim Artistic Director This post is the first of an ongoing series about my adventures and escapades as the Interim Artistic Director at the Hangar Theatre in Ithaca, New York. How did I becom...
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My latest blog, an Open Letter to Meg Rosoff, who recently wrote, "There are not too few books for marginalised young people."
Dear Meg Rosoff, You have totally missed the point.  I wish I didn't feel compelled to write you this. It has been a long day for me - I started by making a pot of turkey chocolate chili, then attended a preview for Perfect A...
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What I've Learned About Auditions or, A Love Letter to NY Actors
  What I've Learned About Auditions or, A Love Letter to NY Actors The first time I cast a show using a full, professional
audition process was about ten years ago. As I sat in the room with the casting director, the reader, and
the artistic director, I sud...
 What I've Learned About Auditions or, A Love Letter to NY Actors The first time I cast a show using a full, professional audition process was about ten years ago. As I sat in the room with the casting director, the reader,...
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Thanks for this post. So helpful to actors. I'm a friend of Fengar Gaels and I met you at one of her readings which you directed. Fengar is a big fan. Peter Pamela Rose reposted this article. Guess she's a fan, too. I'm sensing a trend.
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Post #2: The Summer, In Brief
On My Decision To Pursue and Then Later Accept The Position of
Artistic Director At The Hangar Theatre Post #2: The Summer, In Brief I have realized (again, remember, code for “discovered in
therapy”) that doing new things is scary for me.   Sometimes I get...
On My Decision To Pursue and Then Later Accept The Position of Artistic Director At The Hangar Theatre Post #2: The Summer, In Brief I have realized (again, remember, code for “discovered in therapy”) that doing new thing...
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Post #1 in a series of 5 on Becoming An Artistic Director!
Beatrice Basso On My Decision To Pursue and Then Later Accept The Position of Artistic Director At The Hangar Theatre Post #1: To Be An AD Or Not To Be An AD Since I was an undergrad, I can remember people tellin...
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OMG Sighting in Park East High School in East Harlem, courtesy of Jesse Hawkes!
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How I Became An Interim Artistic Director
How I Became An Interim Artistic Director This post is the first of an ongoing series about my adventures and escapades as the Interim Artistic Director at the Hangar Theatre in Ithaca, New York.   How did I become an interim artistic director? Four hours b...
How I Became An Interim Artistic Director This post is the first of an ongoing series about my adventures and escapades as the Interim Artistic Director at the Hangar Theatre in Ithaca, New York. How did I becom...
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An Open Letter To Meg Rosoff
Dear Meg Rosoff, You have totally missed the point.  I wish I didn't feel compelled to write you this. It has been a long day for me - I started by making a pot of turkey chocolate chili, then attended a preview for Perfect Arrangement , the off-Broadway sh...
Dear Meg Rosoff, You have totally missed the point.  I wish I didn't feel compelled to write you this. It has been a long day for me - I started by making a pot of turkey chocolate chili, then attended a preview for Perfect A...
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I Should've Brought Tissues: Wendy Wasserstein's Former Typist Reflects on THE HEIDI CHRONICLES
I Should've Brought Tissues In retrospect, it was stupid of me not to bring tissues.  I can't guarantee that you'll have the profoundly cathartic experience I did at the revival of The Heidi Chronicles on Broadway, since you probably didn't have a day job a...
I Should've Brought Tissues In retrospect, it was stupid of me not to bring tissues.  I can't guarantee that you'll have the profoundly cathartic experience I did at the revival of The Heidi Chronicles on Broadway, since you ...
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