I’m going to eat a box of Girl Scout thin mints, drink a bottle of wine -
So like BASICALLY - there aren’t enough plays in the pipeline (NYC/London) being written by women. And it will take a decade (2024?) before we see any.
So like … like this…
The artists of tomorrow are not made through funding an elite, but by funding at the bottom of the pyramid – a pyramid that we have created and sustained during the good times but now seldom question, even though the landscape will look very different in the coming years.
Why major theatre institutions should be left to die
Shows such as Matilda and War Horse seem to make the case for subsidy. But if the money was used at the grassroots, how many more great shows might we produce?
To be independent of public opinion is the first formal condition of achieving anything great.
— Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel (via thatkindofwoman)
Stigma still attaches to mental illness. Anxiety is seen as weakness. In presenting my anxiety to the world by writing publicly about it, I’ve been told, I will be, in effect, “coming out.” The implication is that this will be liberating. We’ll see about that. But my hope is that readers who share this affliction, to whatever extent, will find some value in this account—not a cure for their anxiety, but perhaps some sense of the redemptive value of an often wretched condition, as well as evidence that they can cope and even thrive in spite of it. Most of all, I hope they—and by “they” I mean “many of you”—will find some solace in learning that they are not alone.
— Scott Stossel from "Surviving Anxiety" (The Atlantic - December 22, 2013)