Theatres in Colorado, Wyoming, Utah, and Idaho keep the theatre faith, and many or most employees, in hopes of a full return.
At Idaho Shakespeare Festival, alternating Hamlets mined the role’s duality—and not just along gender lines.
From sewing to sketching, focusing to carpentry, the technical work of theatre can be as creative as it is practical. The best schools know there’s no substitute for on-the-job training.
Theatres are deftly negotiating the bumps and curves of an economy in flux. Theatre Facts 2011 tracks their progress.
For Idaho Shakespeare Festival’s Mark Hofflund, a relationship with Congressman Mike Simpson gives rural arts an advocate in high places.