Too many thoughts, and yet, no words…
No, that’s not true. There are words:
“Sadness” – for my friends and colleagues, who have not only lost a major source of income, but a much-needed, high-quality artistic outlet; one that contributed greatly to the development of my talents as a performer.
“Anger” – toward the community and administration that allowed a nearly 50-year-old institution to fall into difficulty and, eventually, crisis.
“Fear” – that this is yet another symptom of an unhealthy support system that needs restructuring if the genre is to survive
“Hope” – that there are still many dedicated individuals who give their all on a daily basis to ensure that Art has a place in our often ungrateful society.
“Certainty” – that as long as there are Artists, there will be Art, whether or not there are institutions in place to produce it.