Lisa Mulcahy, an experienced theater veteran who has been involved in drama in almost every capacity, investigates and shares the stories behind notable theater companies during their formative years. Narrator Eliza Foss anchors her warm, conversational performance with authority, and listeners are led to imagine that they are being personally mentored.
Mulcahy does not suggest that building a theater company is easy, and she takes a frank look at failures, mistakes, and disappointments. However, Foss manages to convey Mulcahy's resiliently positive attitude throughout, and listeners will feel inspired by Mulcahy's commitment to artistic integrity.
The second edition of Building the Successful Theater Company takes listeners even deeper into the world of theatrical production, examining in great depth the financial realities of establishing - and maintaining - a successful organization. This indispensable reference is updated to include more theater company profiles with expert advice to better reveal the pitfalls, passions, and practicalities of the theater industry.