Theater For All of You Sending Me Email about Bart Sher Accepting a Full-Time Job as Resident Director at Lincoln Center…
posted by October 21 at 11:04 AMon
…this press release seems to indicate otherwise:
SEATTLE— Intiman Theatre announces the addition of Shakespeare’s Othello, directed by Artistic Director Bartlett Sher, to its 2009 schedule. This will be Sher’s first production of Shakespeare’s tragedy and his fourth production of a Shakespeare play at Intiman, where he has been Artistic Director since 2000.
But Sher’s exit strategy, intentional or otherwise, has been masterful. Rumors about his departure have been greatly exaggerated—and they’ve circulated so many times that when it finally happens, people will barely notice.
In other news: The Seattle Rep suggested I host a public forum on the contentious 10 Things Theaters Need to Do article. It’ll happen Monday Oct 27 at 7:30 pm. The format is old Shitstorm style, for those of you who remember those tipsy, occasionally harrowing pub meetings at Rendezvous—I’ll talk for a few minutes, someone will rail against me for a few minutes, and we’ll open the floor for general discussion. Booze will be plentiful and cheap. People will shout. People will have their feelings hurt. And everyone will leave a little bit wiser.
UPDATE: I am a fucking moron who apparently can’t read a press release:
In addition to his continuing leadership of Intiman, Sher has also recently been named Resident Director of Lincoln Center Theater, where he will consult with LCT Artistic Director Andre Bishop on artistic matters and direct one LCT production each year.