Arts leaders: Have you ever wondered how, or if, to use technology in connecting audiences to your work, each other, and the art form in general? Or whether there's a way to price your work that doesn't require you to sacrifice revenue to assure attendance?
1. "I Am Montana" is in its second week of performances at the Mortar Theatre. The production, which is a thinly-veiled look at mega-marts like Walmart, looks incredibly unsettling if the GIF at this link is any indication.2.
For all of us who have bought milk or Corn Flakes lately, the most relevant economic news this week will likely be data on prices. Both the consumer price index and the producer price index come out this week.
One audience member threw up. Others made purely recreational trips to the bathroom. Eager-beaver volunteers sometimes had to be physically returned to their seats—or retrieved from the stage.Controversy over the arts, how to pay for them and whether they’re worth the price, may be rampant.
The idea behind a referendum is to give voters a direct voice in making their community better. These ballot questions can cover anything from stem-cell research to the fate of an empty lot. They may be binding or just advisory. Last month, referenda were on ballots in nine Chicago precincts.