How a Regional Theater Serves Its Community (and Survived Shutdown)
Friday 2/24 at 5:00 eastern time
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In the room: Mike Sablone, producing artistic director of the Warehouse Theater in Greenville, South Carolina. Priding itself on being "more than just theater," this local institution – the only AEA house for hundreds of miles – selects productions with stories that challenge the status quo and yet are relevant to the Greenville audience. What goes into the play selection process? What are the themes that speak to its community? And what keeps the audiences coming back? Challenged by big expenses and one of the smallest venues in town, how does Mike overcome the challenges and keep this 50-year old theater going? (Did we mention their Upstate Shakespeare Festival?)