Ah, what interesting timing: as the announcement goes out yesterday about our Theatre Critics Awards, the Governor's office is putting out an announcement about the 2008 Governor's Awards for the Arts. I made a sideways reference to this pending announcement a couple of weeks ago (the news I was asked quite nicely to remove from the site). Now the word is out officially and big fat congratulations are in order for Theatre IV and its founders Bruce Miller and Phil Whiteway.
Beyond being so successful, these are two of the nicest guys in the arts that it has ever been my pleasure to know. Up-and-comers in all areas of the arts would do well to learn from these guys who, in my experience, never blather on about the significance of their work, how cutting edge or revolutionary it is, they simply DO the work. And in getting it done, Bruce and Phil have built an awesome organization in Theatre IV / Barksdale. Way to go, gentlemen, and here's to many more decades of success.