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  1. Apr 2017
    1. The gadfly burdens shouldn't be split apart from the administrative burdens, but the overall load can be divided

      Again an important distinction

    2. Barter is better than money (Tolstoy). In-kind contributions of food, shelter, and transportation are preferred to cash; the trade of art for goods (vs. art for money) promotes greater artist-community intimacy, and a clearer sense of peer status on both sides

      Thoughts? This feels true and very tiring.

    3. organic national repertory company

      I think this scope feeds into the problem, since there begins to be something that claims representation, and therefore can have that used against it.

    4. To bring longer life and wider audiences to experimental new work. To further the development of a critical vocabulary responsive to new work. To foster collaboration between like-minded and often marginalized companies

      This is still al valid and needed.

    5. Build a national theater from a foundation of ethics, of assembly, of no-money. Call together artistically independent theaters, make their experiments in poetry and reproach better known to one another and the country.

      Remember, 1993. The internet, for most people, was a rumour at best. People had email and everything was possible.

    6. WH is a national service organization that provides art exchanges between small non-profit theaters

      Since 1993, at least in Canada, there are many art service organizations (ASO) and they have had deeply mixed impact / or continued relevance.

      the closest to this we came was PCC, which might need a call back.

    7. Nitty-Gritty: An Art Workers' Hostelry

      It's a strength to get to this. How does the idea hold up?

    8. Theaters that choose to operate under radar, below the market -- the pushcart robbers, the fools for God's sake, the creeps, the busted alchemists, the trolls -- have crisis, not continuance, built into their missions

      This sentance excites me, and has for 25 years.

    9. It would take too much ink to discuss the values that partner, but don't relieve, the terrors of de facto poverty: The poor are concentrated into a caste that is relentlessly damped, fucked-with, shredded, destroyed; escape from this caste is rare and tentative.


    10. the soul of a theater is effectively divided

      The use of "divided" here instead of "lost" is key. It's not that managers and other supporters are not of the soul, but that siloing that work from the work of art making divides the soul. So there is hope for unification without erasing the need for the tasks.

  2. Feb 2017
    1. The jobs he sampled included a male nurse, soldier, pharmacist, labourer in lumber and construction camps, a gravedigger, circus barker, copywriter, salesman, picture framer, and a small shop owner.

      the populist artist works other jobs. this is not a paradox or at least a common one. To be popular and make a living from poetry (or any art) is not the same as populism.