#MondayMotivation: Ticket Sales + Community Involvement

Looking for a little #MondayMotivation? We’re pulling out past stories that are still just as relevant today. Here’s a pearl from Jim: Pick a Venue, Make a Statement.

Bessie Smith

Site-specific performances aren’t common, but they happen. This is the first site-specific performance I’ve heard of where the site and the content have such a powerful connection.

The show itself, The Death of Bessie Smith, is about a segregation-era hospital and the death of the famous blues singer of the title, but the hospital where it’s happening is on the verge of closure. The content of the play takes on social issues that in some ways resemble the issues raised by the potential closing of the hospital in which this is happening. The purpose of staging this show at this location is to prevent the closure, presumably, by calling attention to it and leading people to think about the issues. …

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