Hal Prince has been on a crusade to put the Creative Producer back in power for many years.
One of his many efforts was the creation of the T Fellowship, a program he founded in conjunction with Columbia and TDF, “committed to sustaining the finest traditions of creative producing.”
One of the first fellows in that program was Orin Wolf, and we’re currently seeing the fruits of his and the fellowship’s labor with Groundswell, now playing at The New Group.
Read this great article about how Orin found the piece, how long it took him to get it going, and how he found the people he needed to get it up. It’s a great lesson in creative producing.
For more on the fellowship, click here. And yet another thank you to Hal Prince for establishing it in the first place, because God knows, we need it.
Creative producers are an endangered species. Sometimes I think that they should put several of us in a room and force us to mate in order to guarantee our survival.
But that would make for some frighteningly obsessive-compulsive showtune-singing offspring . . .