Friday, January 24, 2014

I'm Still Here by Guy Yedwab

I promise.It's been a big bizarre change of pace for me in life.My day job continues to consume.I'm now the Director of Operations for the League of Independent Theater.I'm working on my own…

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OPPORTUNITY: Cheap Space by Guy Yedwab

I know you need cheap space. There's two opportunities for it, courtesy of the League of Independent Theater.From the website -- first, the Charter Barter Program:The League’s Real Estate …

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Monday, September 9, 2013

LOCAL2013: Voter Guide for Artists by Guy Yedwab

I wanted to keep you more in touch with what the League of Independent Theater has been doing for this election (NYC city-wide). I got too tied up to blog about it. (I will likely blog more …

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Thursday, August 29, 2013

Is Theater Inherently Elitist? by Guy Yedwab

Question: Is Theater Inherently Elitist? Yes. Theater is labor, resource, and real estate intensive. Theater must therefore be expensive to recoup its costs. Or theater must rely on the …

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Friday, June 14, 2013

REVIEW: 3 Kinds of Exile by Guy Yedwab

Typically, I don't enjoy writing a negative review -- I try to find the positive in the production, or I don't write a review at all. I figure that usually a bad play -- if it made it far en…

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Another part in our continuing series on Shit You Should Know. It's an election year. It's an important election. (Mayor, a majority of city council seats, and many other positions are ope…

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Monday, June 10, 2013
Monday, June 3, 2013

LOCAL2013: **ACTION ITEM** Support LITNY's Endorsed Candidates by Guy Yedwab

The following is a press release from the League of Independent Theater, who are endorsing some key political players who are running for office -- all of whom have adopted our Performi…

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Tuesday, May 28, 2013

SHIT YOU SHOULD KNOW: Hemispheric Institute Digital Video Library by Guy Yedwab

I haven't been updating much on the blog because my life is full of tangible things, but I haven't been dipping into theory or postulating as much. In the meantime, while I recharge my theo…

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Tuesday, May 7, 2013

LOCAL2013: Mayoral Forum in Brooklyn by Guy Yedwab

The following are raw notes from Monday Night's mayoral forum at Congregation Beth Elohim in Park Slope. It's a lot of info, but I bolded the things that stuck out to me. John Liu …

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Sunday, April 21, 2013

LOCAL2013: Meet the Candidates Event -- Full Video by Guy Yedwab

Sorry I haven't been doing well updating you all about the campaign to support the arts in NYC. We've been knocking it out of the park. I'm incredibly excited about the potential in this ele…

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Tuesday, April 9, 2013

HOW WE MAKE THE CASE XII: From Arts Blog by Guy Yedwab

I had my own round-up of posts in the past about how we make the case, but for this year's national arts advocacy day, here's 10 reasons to support the arts. I'm going to bring this blog up…

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Wednesday, March 20, 2013

ART ECONOMICS: Getting Paid? by Guy Yedwab

The Onion tells you to "Find The Thing You're Most Passionate About, Then Do It On Nights And Weekends For The Rest Of Your Life": I have always been a big proponent of following your heart…

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Saturday, March 16, 2013

LOCAL2013: Meet The Candidates Forum III - Day 2 by Guy Yedwab

In the midst of an article about debate about a plan to bring housing to Pier 40: “It is my hope that we as a community can come together and work toward an achievable goal through an ope…

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Thursday, March 14, 2013

LOCAL2013: Meet The Candidates II - District Breakdown by Guy Yedwab

I've mentioned before the League of Independent Theater Meet the Candidates 2013 event which brought together 20-odd candidates to debate areas of arts policy as pertains to a specific …

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Tuesday, March 12, 2013

LOCAL2013: Meet the Candidates Forum... Met the Candidates! by Guy Yedwab

I'm pretty gosh-darn exhausted, but initial impressions upon getting home from the Meet the Candidates Forum was that a packed-full room of enthusiastic, interested artists was presente…

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Saturday, March 9, 2013

HOW WE MAKE THE CASE: It's Fair To Get Paid by Guy Yedwab

An artist really eloquently puts why it's important for artists to get paid for their work:   It's becoming a bigger and bigger cultural conversation, whether it's the Upright Cit…

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Thursday, March 7, 2013

LOCAL2013: The First Step Towards Having A Voice is to Show Up by Guy Yedwab

That's right. If you say you do socially conscious work, or you think that the City could be doing more to be supporting the arts, then you have no excuse not to come to the League of Indepe…

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Monday, February 11, 2013

ART ECONOMICS: Just When You Thought Artist Pay Could Go No Lower... by Guy Yedwab

... it goes negative! Performers in Hair paid a $495 enrollment fee to perform.

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Saturday, February 9, 2013

LOCAL2013: State of the Borough Address by Guy Yedwab

On Thursday, I attended Scott Stringer's final State of the Borough Address as Manhattan Borough President -- although really, it also served as a campaign event for his run for comptroller.…

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TV: The Dysfunctional World of Sports Broadcasting by Guy Yedwab

If data-driven web-series are the future of television, then the horse-and-buggy is probably sports broadcasting. The content is every bit as desirable now as it was in years past, but the m…

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TECHNOLOGY: Terrifying Fact of the Day by Guy Yedwab

You have to read this Salon article about how House of Cards is a new frontier of creating content based on what producers will think we like -- only using hard data rather than guesswork: …

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Friday, February 8, 2013

Cool Fact of the Day by Guy Yedwab

The Brooklyn Nets are not the first professional basketball team in Brooklyn. The Smart Set Athletic Club were. Because the Negro Basketball League counts.

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LOCAL2013: League of Independent Theater Meet The Candidates Forum by Guy Yedwab

If you have ever said that you create "socially engaged work," read this whole post. If you have ever expressed frustration that public officials don't care about the arts, read this whole …

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Saturday, February 2, 2013

LOCAL2013: Manhattan Round-Table... Cares About The Arts? by Guy Yedwab

I wish I could embed the video, but this NY1 gave me a spit-take -- a political consultant talking about small businesses in Manhattan (in context of the Manhattan Borough President race) me…

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REVIEW: The Fire This Time Play Festival by Guy Yedwab

THE FIRE THIS TIME  FESTIVAL JANUARY 21 – FEBRUARY 2 @ 85 EAST 4TH STREET The best thing a short play festival can be is a sampler plate of excellent talent. For those who try to…

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RESPONSE: Soldier X by Guy Yedwab

I don't write reviews about work in progress, so I will just say that I saw Soldier X by Rehana Mirza in development at the Lark Play Development Center, and that it was quite good and gripp…

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LOCAL: Hey, Sometimes There's Good News! by Guy Yedwab

From, a round-up of NY state funding that went out to art and culture organizations.  It includes: two jazz festivals and a conference, heating/venting/roof repair for a…

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HOW WE MAKE THE CASE VIII: The Creative Placemaking Argument by Guy Yedwab

NEA's Chief of Staff Jamie Bennett, in an interview with Barry Hessenius: In creative placemaking, an entirely different trope is substituted: you begin with a shared interest – often a p…

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Tuesday, January 29, 2013

QUOTE OF THE DAY: Unmitigated Bullshit Edition by Guy Yedwab

From the legal case on behalf of the Defense of Marriage Act: Congress recognized the basic biological fact that only a man and a woman can beget a child together without advance planning, …

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Sunday, January 27, 2013

LOCAL2013: Robert Jackson by Guy Yedwab

This political season -- New York's 2013 city-wide election -- I'm going to be personally involved through the League of Independent Theaters. More details will come. Today, however,…

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