Monday, October 20, 2008

Via Brendan Kiley:

A few years ago, people used to gather at the Rendezvous for raucous, quarterly pub forums on special topics in theater. It was a crucible for ideas—fun, productive, generally tipsy, and occasionally harrowing.

We called it Shitstorm. We're bringing it back. We'd love you to join us.

WHEN: Monday, October 27 at 7:30 pm.
WHERE: The Seattle Repertory Theater.

THE TOPIC: The "10 Things" article The Stranger published a few weeks ago and the discussion it inspired about new works, old subscribers, unions, critics, and the theater world's collective entitlement complex.

(You can read it, and its 120 comments,

THE FORMAT: Just like we used to do at the Rendezvous: I'll speak briefly (5 to 10 minutes), someone else will speak briefly, and then the free-for-all begins, moderated by Matthew Richter.

And it's free.

THREE CHEERS FOR: The Rep, for suggesting this forum and being good sports. True to the Shitstorm spirit, the Rep is providing continuous bar service throughout, with cheap drinks.

My email list is a little haphazard—please forward this to quality folks who would enrich the discussion.

(And an RSVP will help us guess what kind of supplies we'll need.)

Hugs, punches,

3:25 PM