Theater artists exist in a paradoxical world that is real and imagined, all at the same time. Ask a group of people working in theater if there is any world in which they would rather exist and you'll be met with a resounding "no." Why? Because this is the world they love and the only one they ever want to know. Many argue that theater is dying at the hands of technology in the same way many argued that music videos slayed radio. If history holds, theater will survive just as radio made it through the MTV generation. Unlike music video superstars, theaters don't have record labels to front the costs of their productions. Unlike theaters, music video superstars don't have the opportunity to apply for grants to offset production costs. But the competition for those theater grant dollars can be more intense than any audition.
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