From the publisher...
Can you believe that theatrelouisville.org has only been in existence
for two short months? Yet we have an amazing 27 theatres
and training organizations who have signed up to
upload their information, as well as a lengthy
list of Peer Reviews that grows longer by the day.
StageLab was the first to sign up, followed quickly
by Actors Theatre of Louisville, and then many
more. We've also received well (or, rather,
"break a leg") wishes from our mentors, Larry Stark
of Boston's Theater Mirror (he writes, "I'm feeling like a New Parent!")
and Juree James of New England Theater 411, as well
as notes of appreciation from Actors Theatre, Walden
and Wayward Actors, among others.
Now, it's my turn to offer special thanks to all
who have made this possible. First and foremost,
warmest thanks to our fabulous web programmer, Norman
Bell of SoftCon Internet,
who built this web site, did all of the very complex
programming, and made it look beautiful. Special thanks to Julia Leist,
who somehow found us even before the site went live,
offered her services and became our first Peer Reviewer.
Thanks to Todd Zeigler, Debbie Ward, Kevin Temple
and David DeSpain, who have been out making the rounds
and reviewing productions far and wide, and to Niles
Welch, who has spent countless hours making phone
calls, setting up review dates and keeping track
of who is supposed to be where, when and how. And many, many thanks to
the countless theatres who have welcomed our reviewers,
followed our reviews, and even yelled at us to schedule
a reviewer when we hadn't. That means more to us
than you can possibly know. The past two months have
been an amazingly rewarding experience.
Kentuckiana theatres, theatrical trainers,
performing arts schools, and suppliers of costuming,
props and other services, please continue to upload
your listings, and call on us any time you need help.
Theatres, please continue to welcome our reviewers,
as you have since the beginning. Can we promise that
you'll always get a glowing review? Of course not.
But we can promise that the review will be
published -- not bumped for breaking news, hastily
trimmed to save space, or left on the electronic
We're also eager to welcome more Peer Reviewers.
Interested writers, I hope you'll read
our guidelines and
then contact us, ready to help us continue to build
a reputation that will make us all proud.
So here we are -- growing, learning, and helping
to advance the outstanding success of an incredibly
diverse, accomplished and extraodinarily gifted theatrical
Thank you all. And welcome to theatrelouisville.org.
Published Mar. 1, 2007