An Angry White Guy in Chicago: The Off Loop Freedom Charter:
I'm working on (and have been for about three months now) suggested legislation to present to the Chicago municipal government to at least "get off my ass and do something." I will post it in full when its ready, but for now, here are a couple of points to think about.
Most of the problems associated with the American theater in the 21st Century has to do with the fact that it costs too much to create.
The NFP model has become an ape of the commercial model and the commercial model, by its very nature, is an enemy to risk. Risk is essential in the creation of art, therefore creating a paradigm that allows for artistic risk while minimizing the financial disaster that so often accompanies artistic risk is essential.