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No business like show business: the fate of nonprofit theater in America

February 18, 2012 |  6:00 am

Michael ritchie
The economic crisis has certainly accelerated the ongoing commercialization of nonprofit theater.

But it’s not the only story.

In a Sunday Arts & Books notebook I explore the leadership vacuum that has been exacerbating the situation, examining the way the management side of institutions (such as the Old Globe in San Diego) has wrestled power away from the artistic side and questioning the role of the boards of directors in allowing this to happen.

To read this article, please click here.


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Photo: Michael Ritchie of Center Theatre Group.  Credit: Lawrence K. Ho / Los Angeles Times.