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11/26/2010

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Brandon J. Simmons

Does "World-Class Theater Town" mean "we get attention from other important cities for the important work we are doing and how we are generally bad-asses"? I'm definitely interested in new work and local talent, but the term "world class" implies to me a kind of outward praise that is ultimately unfulfilling.

Paul Mullin

For me "World Class" is short hand for something ineffable. You could call it, if you wanted to: "we get attention from other important cities for the important work we are doing and how we are generally bad-asses", but that's a bit of a mouthful for me.

As show people, who produce work for a live audience, we cannot eschew "outward praise" as easily or as haughtily as, say, poets, painters or novelists can.

Without outward praise, we're just... well poets or novelists.

(And thank ye kindly, Brandon, for moving the discussion over here from the ever unreliable archivist Face Book.)

Darian

I'm tempted to agree with the first sentence of that posit: "A World Class Theatre City does not import plays and actors for production." But then, there are plenty of small towns that don't import either, they just also don't do theatre.

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