By Chap Wolff
Hello and welcome to the first installment of the brand-new Lakewood Playhouse Board Blog. In this first posting we are going to explain what this is, what to expect from this blog, why we are doing this, who is creating all this wonderful content, and finally, how often we will be posting to it.
What is this Board Blog? Simply put, it is a place where the Lakewood Playhouse Board and Managing Artistic Director(s) can keep the community informed about the happenings of LPH. For a while now, we have been looking for a way to communicate with the community we are in; many ideas passed around the table from a podcast to monthly videos and more. None of them seemed to be something that our current leadership team had capabilities or time to produce. However, in our exuberance to post content that was flashy, we had completely overlooked the simple idea of just writing it down. Who knew?
What can you come to expect from this blog? Speaking honestly, even we don’t fully know what to expect from it. Our thoughts are to use this to give consistent updates to the community about the shows that are going on and what’s making it happen behind the scenes. Mostly, this is going to be in written form, but if we get the gumption to create something more than words on a screen (which may be a picture/video), this is where our community will see it first. This is a new idea and we are going to be working out the kinks as we go.
Why are we doing this? This may be my shortest answer yet (thankfully). We have known that we haven’t been doing a great job communicating and haven’t been able to figure out a way to fix it. This is how we start and be better than we were.
So, who are the dashing faces behind the words you are going to be reading in the future? Our awesome board members, our lovely interim Co-Managing Artistic Directors (and the people who will take over their positions when we hire them … nothing on that yet but that will be in a future posting), staff members, and community members. We aren’t planning a strict schedule by which we’ll post, we are currently building content and will be posting as we get it written.
If you’ve read this far, Thank you. I promise this is the last paragraph you will read. We on the board look forward to communicating with our community, and we hope this is just a first step to something bigger. On a personal note, it doesn’t matter how many times you stumble and fall, the only thing that matters is that you pick yourself up and keep trying to do better. These past seasons have been rough on everyone, we have stumbled and fell, but this is the year where we strive to pick ourselves up and do better. We can’t wait to see your smiling faces once again in our seats.
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