Panel Explores Long-Term Impact of Sept. 11 on New York Theater
The health of New York theaters depends in part on the institutional and regulatory environment created by city government, and on the outlook for future public support. Examining issues of labor, financing and taxation, "cultural tourism," transportation and education, this discussion--held at Columbia's National Arts Journalism Program (NAJP) conference "Wonderful Town,"--explored potential policy approaches that could maximize benefits to artists, managers, audience and the city as a whole. Panelists included Jed Bernstein, president, League of American Theatres and Producers; Alan Eisenberg, executive director, Actors' Equity Association; Marian A. Godfrey, The Pew Charitable Trusts; Kathleen Hughes, deputy commissioner of cultural affairs, programming; Virginia Louloudes, executive director, Alliance of Resident Theatres/New York; Fran Reiter, executive director, New York Shakespeare Festival; and Bruce Weber, The New York Times. Robert Marx of the Samuels Foundation was the moderator.