Briefly–Still Working At It After 400+ Years

Around 1600 Shakespeare wrote about brevity being the soul of wit in Hamlet. Roughly 400 years later,  phone text messaging and Twitter limited us to the number of characters one could post. The fact that Twitter has expanded their character limit and most phone messaging software either provide capacious limits or automatically parse messages across multiple texts it something of a testament to our inability to briefly encapsulate our meaning. Yet there is a growing need to do so, whether it be mission statements, grant proposals, elevator pitches or show descriptions. People … Read more

Preparing For A Kiss Like An Eviscerating Slash – As Boringly As Possible

A recent development in theater, television and film performance, in terms of theory and practice, is the role of intimacy director. There was a video on The Atlantic which frames it as emerging out of a recognition that performance situations were being used to provide a veneer of legitimacy to sexual assault. I don’t think anyone questions that it is of paramount concern to safeguard the physical, emotional and mental well-being of performers, but it is important not to think of intimacy direction as a concession to recent social and political trends. … Read more

You Need To Pay Taxes On Program Book Ads

Non-Profits Pay Taxes On Unrelated Business Income Just because your organization is tax exempt doesn’t mean everything you do is exempt from taxes. There are a number of activities that result in what is known as Unrelated Business Taxable Income (UBTI) which may be as much as 21%. While there are some subtle distinctions that determine what activities are taxable and which are not, program book advertising is definitely taxable. IRS publication 598, is a good starting resource on the subject because it offers a number of scenarios as examples of related … Read more

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