From the publisher...
The Year in Review(s), and More
What a year it's been! Since we launched theatrelouisville.org in January
of 2007, we have published 88 reviews and registered
68 theatrical and/or training organizations. Our
site has racked up scores of hits -- for example,
1240 people viewed our audition notices in the
month of December alone.
We've also fought off some cyber attacks and repeatedly chased some
spammers off of the site. (If you weren't aware
of that effort, I guess we did our job well.) We've
made scores of announcements, helped some new theatre
groups get started, and even generated some controversy
(which is a good thing). We've succeeded in --
and exceeded -- our goal of accepting no advertising
for at least six months. And, most importantly,
we've received many messages of thanks from people
who find our site helpful, and from the theatrical
community that it supports.
One year ago, we were fighting an uphill battle, worried about our
ability to survive and to serve. Now we can barely
recall that this was ever in question. Thank you,
Well, now that we're comfortably established, it's time to honor the
annual tradition among publishers, and name what
we think are the year's ten best accomplishments
in our field of interest. So here goes, in no particular
2007's 10 Best Accomplishments within the Louisville Theatre Community:
- The opening of the beautiful new theatre space
in the historic Henry Clay Building
- Theatre Alliance
of Louisville's unified auditions
- The Humana Festival
of New American Plays
- The ever-growing number
of independent theatre groups in Louisville
nights, and the fact that theatre reviewers are
welcomed (indeed, demanded) everywhere
- The MeX,
allowing small, independent productions to be
staged in the Kentucky Center for the Performing
merger of theatrelouisville.org with the former
- Student productions of all
- Theatre groups willing to cast new talent,
including both students and "late-bloomer" adults
- The amazing
wealth of talent and creativity in and around
Yes, it's also traditional to list the year's 10 worst, but we couldn't
think of 10 bad things about Louisville theatre,
which is perhaps the 11th good thing. Our theatre
community is like no other, and that's a wonderful
thing also. We have so much to be proud of!
Here's to ringing in another great year.
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