Category Archives: Industry Observations

Awards Shmwards

Awards are great – recognition descending from on high to give you a firm slap on the back. An award tells people that you’re one of those rare artists doing good, making work and being successful. If it comes with … Continue reading

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Tax for Performers

Tax. It’s pretty much a word spoken in dread by performers and artists, and like most of the things we fear, it’s powerful because we don’t understand it. Well, that’s not entirely fair – it’s powerful also because it’s backed … Continue reading

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Mr Muftic speaks!

Hello dear readers. Yesterday I posted about the GIPCA symposium Directors and Directing: Playwrights. I expressed some frustrations and reservations about the focus of the platform and whether it really spoke about playwriting in a significant way. Sanjin Muftic has … Continue reading

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Word of the Weekend: Problematic

I missed the final panel of GIPCA’s weekend long symposium Directors and Directing: Playwrights. Kim Kerfoot and I ducked out to grab a carnivore’s lunch. We never came back. We were too busy arguing about the keynote speeches we’d just … Continue reading

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A Week to Talk About

Grahamstown is a week away. Literally. The first performances are Thursday the 28th – that’s Stories of Crime and Passion, the Shadow of Brel, London Road and Owl. That’s a hell of a day. In the fever of preparation it’s … Continue reading

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Direct it Yourself

Warning: This Post May Contain Traces of Nuts Heeeey… so you’re a writer? You’ve been sitting in front of a computer screen, hunched over and away from natural light or maybe you’ve been sterilizing your baby-maker by perching a humming … Continue reading

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That was Owl – Part 3

The Building Blocks of marketing: A How-to guide to Estimating the Effectiveness of Marketing Strategies With the tagline and a firm idea of identity I went into step two: drafting press releases and covering emails, creating content for the website … Continue reading

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