It wasn’t the most commented on blog, but it did create some controversy.

As I did yesterday, at the end of every month I take a look at the previous month’s blogs to see what the most read and the most commented on blogs were.  I do this for two reasons:

  • To recap for those of you who might have missed a blog or two.
  • To see what you are enjoying so I can try and give you more of that.

I was surprised to see that my blog asking, “Do We Have To Get Even More Dramatic?” was actually neither, because according to my internal e-radar, that blog seemed to bounce around cyberspace a lot last month.

I had people agreeing with me, disagreeing with me, and I even had someone call it “BS” (constructive feedback, don’t you think?) . . . and the funny thing is, I’m not sure if I even answered my own question. I just asked it.

But one of the best responses the blog received was a semi-contrarian view by Scott Brown of New York Magazine.  Scott’s response was smart, researched, witty, and passionate.  A friend of mine emailed me and asked, “Have you read Scott’s blog?  Are you ok?”

“Ok?” I answered, “I’m great.”

Because Scott’s and all the other response are exactly the point of what I do and frankly, that’s also the point of what theater does.  It doesn’t have all the answers . . .  it just starts the conversation.

Read Scott’s terrific response here.

And thanks to Scott, and all of you, for continuing to be a part of the conversation.


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