I’m getting ready to start a new adventure, directing a show that is very near and dear to my heart. The meeting I had on Friday, however, left me feeling somewhat disheartened.
The theatre company, due to some incompetence on their former executive director’s part, has been forced to cut the budgets for all the shows by 50%.
Whoa. That’s a lot. I don’t profess to understand the inner workings of the theatre, but one thing is clear: perhaps producing five extravagant shows on a shoestring budget doesn’t make as much sense.
But there’s the rub. Which show do you cut, if any? And if there are no thoughts for fundraising in place, how can you guarantee that the show/theatre/et cetera is going to be in place by the time my show, the fifth in the series, can be produced?
It is a conundrum.
I just have to hope that the theatre gods will somehow smile down and everything will work out.
Praying, praying, praying, praying….