UPDATE: Ironically, I started a theatre blog of my own, about the play I wrote for the Vancouver and Victoria 2006 Fringe Festivals.
Today I noticed that Robert Scoble linked to a weblog by the artistic director of Wayside Theatre in Middletown, VA. I was pleased, because I’ve never actually seen a decent, ongoing weblog about theatre by a theatre professional. Unfortunately, the AD in question is also a Tablet PC enthusiast. There are plenty of posts like ‘Top 10 Benefits of Tablet Computing’ and few meditations on a life in the theatre. There’s nothing wrong with blogging about your gadgets, but I want to hear about his play selection process, or his tricks for getting through general auditions with his sanity intact.
I was talking to a friend of mine recently who did some work on theatreSKAM’s website. I told her she ought to set them up with a blog. I know the Skamsters, and they’re all smart, articulate people. They could probably own the theatre blog space, and get a decent readership pretty quickly. It probably wouldn’t help much with show attendance–theatre and the Internet have yet to meaningfully converge. It would help with professional development, and might make them some good connections elsewhere on the planet.