The Improper Bostonian: The Show Must Go On


With funding low, Boston theater looks for new ways to shine.

Photo Credit: Adam Detour

improper_bostonian_pic_adam_detour.jpgLindsay Tucker of the Improper Bostonian writes about the current state of the theater scene in Boston and the need for political action in the art, culture, and creative community:

"Those involved in performing arts find it tough to make a living wage here, and theater companies and nonprofit performing arts organizations are constantly on the lookout for innovative ways to raise capital. What’s more, it seems the ongoing mayoral race could really make or break the sustainability of a theater scene on the cusp of vitality."

Tucker interviews Boston theater industry veterans to learn that - despite the lack of funding - the theater community in Boston is growing thanks to both the pioneering virtue of the larger theaters and the blooming presence of small-fringe companies. Read more about the discussion of the creative economy of theater and the political impact of the mayoral race. 

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