Martin's 2014 Resolutions: First Quarter Wrap-Up

April 4, 2014

When this year began, I resolved that: every month in 2014, we’ll introduce at least one idea on Indie Theater Now or nytheater now to grow our sector and its constituents.

I've been keeping folks apprised of my progress; I feel like we did a pretty ok job filling the bill in March:

We launched a new version of our Playwrights Page on Indie Theater Now, where you will find links to both our long-running Indie Theater Companion Profiles of playwrights as well as a brand new set of interviews with our playwrights that highlight current and upcoming projects. Thanks to Josh Koenigsberg, Crystal Skillman, Rory Lance, Cheryl King, Manny Igrejas, Chance Muehleck, Elise Forier Edie, Eddie Antar, and Charlotte Miller for helping us kick off the new feature!

We also added a search bar to every page on Indie Theater Now that will help folks find what they are looking for more effectively and efficiently than before.

And there are more new features in the hopper for next month! Please let me know how you think we're doing...






Loco7's "Undefined Fraction" at La MaMa
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