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Theatre managers are closet Republicans
January 7, 2011, 9:19 pm
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Okay, I’m probably going to be in trouble for that headline alone.  But hang with me.  This argument isn’t bullet-proof, but it’s close enough to make me uncomfortable.

Theatre managers really like the free market.  Sure, there’s the occasional time that someone completely loses their shirt on a show, but mostly, they really like to take advantage of a hit.  That’s why there’s a lot of discussion right now about dynamic pricing.

Theatre managers prefer lassez-faire economics.  Usually “hands off” to the board.  But they like to do it the way they like to do it, dammit!  I have to admit that in that last sentence, it hurts to continually write “they” when talking about theatre managers, as I am not one in my new job.  Oh well.

Theatre managers are generally opposed to labor unions.  Most small companies pay less than minimum wage for their artists.  The argument is generally that without those concessions, they wouldn’t have a great product.  Well, Apple says that about their cheap Asian labor as well (and I really love my iPhone and MacBook).

And finally, theatre managers prefer to keep the wealth in the hands of the few.  We don’t trust the artists to know how to do anything with the theatre’s money, so why would we share it with them?  They don’t have the education/training/work ethic/etc to do what I do.  So, we now have full-time managers, but no full-time actors.  We have large facilities to showcase our art, but we still pay union minimums, if that.

This is not supposed to be a criticism, merely a new observation.  Sure, there are a boat-load of reasons that are not conservative principals.  But since so many of us think of ourselves as bleeding-heart liberals, it’s kind of refreshing to see some balance.  It’s the Chicago way, right?



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