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Opinion: Business should not be propped up by unpaid staff or any other illegal activity


Perhaps it is immoral not to pay actors and technical staff. There has been much debate about cooperatives and I think that debate is good. When the criteria for a cooperative theatre company is clear it will be excellent. But … Continue reading

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Solution Proposed: Fair Trade Theatre Tickets Scheme


FAIR TRADE THEATRE TICKETS
If we want to buy coffee where the producers have been paid a decent living wage for their work, we have no problem with the idea that we have to pay more. So what’s wrong with letting an audience know that if they want the theatre cast they’re seeing to be paid a living wage they need to pay more for theatre? Continue reading

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An example of best practice in hiring actors for the fringe


He raises funds, then hires the actors he wants. Is this a seasoned professional producer? No it’s a theatre journalist! From Mark Shenton’s Blog in The Stage: “Now we could go ahead with casting it, secure in the knowledge that … Continue reading

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Volunteering: ‘the commercialisation and consumerisation of democracy’


Exerpt from ‘Young People and the “Big Society”‘ on the site Ourkingdom- power and liberty in Briton. Although altruism remains an essential motivation, under these kinds of ‘careerist volunteering’ schemes it is clear that young people are being encouraged to … Continue reading

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