indie theatre is set up for risk. theres a bunch of people working very hard on something they passionately support; most companies are only putting together a couple of shows a year at most so the team is invested in getting it right; we all know we're not going to make any money on this so we might as well go that extra mile to do the job properly. 

it probably shouldn't be like that. our funded and staffed companies would do well engaging more, collaborating closely, investing in the future. But at the moment this is not happening, (and there's probably a few things that will need to change to set all that up) so it falls to those of us in the indie sector to get the job done. so...

stay tuned