Desperately seeking: Devoted and Disgruntled in New York
I’d bet my original Carrie playbill that if you’re reading this blog, then there is something about the theater industry that frustrates the f*** out of you.
I’d also bet that if you’re reading this blog, you’re interested in voicing your opinion, getting your hands dirty, and doing something about it.
This weekend, you have your chance. And you won’t be alone.
On Saturday and Sunday, The Under The Radar Festival is sponsoring the first ever D&D in the U.S.
No, D&D isn’t an 80s role playing game (and yes, I was a Dungeon Master). It stands for ‘Devoted and Disgruntled’ and it’s a town hall-ish type event where you can express your frustration, and then you can come up with a way to do something about it. And you’ll have other D&Ders to help, because I’d bet if something is frustrating you, it’s frustrating someone else, too.
It’s like a theatrical activist dating service. And I think it sounds pretty awesome.
It’s been done in London for five years to great success and thankfully, it’s coming here.
While I’m sure it will be heavy on non-profits and up-and-coming theater companies, it doesn’t have to be. The founder of the event is Phelim McDermott, a director and designer who dances in both the non-profit and profit halls. In fact, he’s got a teensy-tiny show coming up this Spring known as The Addams Family.
For more information on the event, click here.
I’ll see you there.
No 20-sided die required.