The Great Arts Confab

Five thousand performing arts professionals are converging on Pittsburgh this week in the first-ever joint meeting of America’s performing arts organizations. “The idea behind the project was to give performing-arts people across the country a chance to share their thoughts on important industry problems and pool their strength. There were real, fieldwide issues that were not subject to solution by any single art form. I had the feeling that we would always be minor-league players while we operated in our silos.”