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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.

Part I

Alan Eisenberg

Bruce Weber

Ramifications on the theater and arts community in times of crisis

Real (8:20)Video
Part II

Fran Reiter

Jed Bernstein

Amending public policies

Real (6:17)Video
Part III

Kathleen Hughes

Marian Godfrey

Merging interests between commercial and public theater

Real (3:08)Video
Part IV
Virginia Louloudes

Reaching out to local theater

Real (12:26)Video
Part V

Tax Initiatives

Real (1:44)Video
Part VI

Cultural development in the long-term

Real (4:19)Video
Part VII

Artists as critics

Real (4:21)Video

Government's role in the arts

Real (2:32)Video
Part IX

Is it possible to recreate the expansive Rockefeller initiatives for the arts?

Real (10:18)Video
Part X

Generating solutions

Real (5:52)Video

Published: Nov. 28, 2001
Last modified:Sep 18, 2002