Wednesday, December 31, 2008

It's 2009!


Happy New Year!

The whole point of the Good News Initiative here on the nytheatre i is to celebrate what's best about the New York theatre community in 2009.

I hope you'll permit me, on this first day of the year, to mention some of what's coming up here at nytheatre.com and The New York Theatre Experience, Inc., that we hope will contribute some positive energy to the NYC theatre community:

Starting in just a few weeks, we're going to launch our new anthology, Plays and Playwrights 2009, with a series of public events--live and online--that will help theatre-goers get acquainted with the 11 amazing writers whose work is included within it. Look for a series of cyberinterviews (moderated by our colleague nytheatre mike 2.0) on our NYTE Small Press site...podcasts featuring each of thus year's playwrights...and some really fun theatre events that will celebrate the publication of the book. Details are coming soon!

You'll also be hearing about two brand new ventures from NYTE in the next few months. The Indie Theater Companion is a wiki about indie theater, being created from the ground-up by the very folks who make indie theater. And we hope that the pilot episode of our TV series, Indie Theater Now!, will be taped within the next couple of months. Don't worry--we'll keep you posted about both of these exciting endeavors!

Our weekly email newsletter is getting a new look for 2009. And for later this year, we've got a bunch of new features and enhancements planned for nytheatre.com...plus version 2.0 of mobile.nytheatre.com!

Your comments and feedback are essential to ensuring that the projects we embark on in 2009 are the ones that add the most value to each of your personal New York theatre experiences! So please post your thoughts in the comments section on this blog...or send me an email.

Here's to a safe, peaceful, and very happy 2009!

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