Travis Bedard asks some good questions on 2AMt, and then takes a stab at answering them by designing a full theater season based on the following principles:
What does a properly built season look like? What sort of framework can an AD and their team use to program a season that they can sell and moves the form forward in their community. What principles can we establish as worthy of being part of every theatre’s programming?
…The underlying thing I think is most missing from season selection is a really basic combination: shows that communicate with each other and create dialogue with an audience.
Then people created seasons of their own down in the comments. May I humbly direct your attention to Elizabeth Spreen’s season?:
Tim Bauer’s Zombie Town: A Documentary Play
Thornton Wilder’s Our Town
Sheila Callaghan’s Dead City…
Naomi Iizuka’s Language of Angels
A couple hundred yes’s to that!