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Douglas Clayton

Douglas Clayton (AEA, SDC) is a director, producer and arts leader who is primarily based in Southern California. Douglas received his undergraduate degree in Business Administration and Theatre from USC, and did graduate work at Florida State University/The Asolo Conservatory. He has been nationally recognized in the American non-profit theatre for his work as the Director of Programming and Operations for LA STAGE Alliance, through which he produced the annual black-tie Ovation Awards and created a set of infrastructure, community-building and research programs that work to 'raise the floor' for the national performing arts community. www.DouglasClayton.com

Why Are Theater Artists So Afraid to Speak?
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Why Are Theater Artists So Afraid to Speak?

24 September 2014

The kind of open, honest, rough-and-tumble way that we often approach our art-making seems to be inhibited, or even actively stifled, when it comes to addressing larger issues in the way we work and the ways we are part of the fabric of the country. Much of the time, it seems like we’re all living in a spirit of fear, instantly defensive whenever anyone questions the current status quo. And this despite the fact that, at least in principle, everyone seems to agree the status quo is far from ideal.

Sound Designers are not Foreign Monsters—They are Us
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Sound Designers are not Foreign Monsters—They are Us

12 June 2014

The answer is not to sweep them under the rug, refuse to acknowledge their contributions, and hide from our own lack of understanding. And we especially cannot do this when our industry already fails in so many others ways to support the artists who make the magic happen.

Los Angeles Labor
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Los Angeles Labor

A series of posts about Los Angeles theatre, the values applied to our art and business choices, and how we collectively address the challenges and the need for change.