Saturday, June 5, 2010

Regional Bloggers

The Guardian rounds up some regional bloggers in the UK. What about the US? What are some good regional theater blogs?


Ian Thal said...

In the Boston area, we have Larry Stark's Theater Mirror which has long been a fixture on the scene. Thomas Garvey's Hub Review, despite his infamy amongst Parabasis posters, is widely read on the Boston theatre scene. Bill Marx' The Art Fuse features a number of writers and covers theatre as well as music, dance, books, and the visual arts. Art Hennessey's Mirror Up To Nature can be seen as a blog about the Theatrical blogosphere, with an emphasis on Boston.

CultureFuture said...

Thanks, I'll check them out! I should also make a couple excursions to Boston to see what the Boston scene is like -- I have very little tangible experience with theater in the other metros.

Ian Thal said...

The Boston scene is heavily dominated by Harvard and Boston University (the latter often acting as a landlord for smaller companies) but there has been a recent initiative called The Small Theatre Alliance of Boston whereby smaller independent companies can share resources and information.

I'd be happy to show you around or advise you re: any Boston excursions.

I also note that there's a sizable theatre scene in Washington, D.C. with a large number of large and mid-sized theatres (as well as plenty of small black-box spaces.) So I would expect a good number of blogs covering that scene as well, but I'm rarely down there more than twice a year.

CultureFuture said...

Yeah, I'd love to know more about D.C. ... the regions I have heard of as being more active of late and am curious about as well are Austin (although that might be more music) and Philly.

I'll let you know if I'm up Boston-way in the near future.