Kristin Marting, Producer/Director (Here Arts Center) Resolutions for Off-Broadway: More rigor. More challenge. More surprise. I want more work which doesn't do what you expect, which makes you uncomfortable, which transports you, which moves you. Resolutions for Self:I hope to spend more time as an artist and less as a real estate maven.
Ken Rus Schmoll, Director (The Internationalist) Resolutions for Off-Broadway: More festivals like the recent BAIT (Buenos Aires in Translation) at P.S.122offerings of plays from unexpected countries. Resolutions for Self: To direct a play by a dead person.
David Herskovits, Director (Faust) Resolutions for Off-Broadway:The resolution I would like to see us make in theaters everywhere is not to operate from a position of fearfear of artistic failure, of the unknown, of losing audience or funders, of poor press. Fear of employing an untried talent, of being the first to embrace something new (especially when others may have questioned it), of deploying production practices, schedules, staffing and organizational models outside our zone of comfort.
Fear of letting go of what we knowthe comfortable narcotic familiar. All this kills the flourishing creative imagination. We know that and pay lip service to it reli giously, but how often do we really, really let go of our established machinery? And how often do we find ourselves saying noeven in the politest possible wayto impulses only because, really, that's just not how we do things? Say yes!