Monday, August 11, 2008

Up To What Do We Owe the Play Procurer

At Parabasis, Isaac Butler revisits a story that percolated through the blogosphere a few years ago.

It seems that some theatre companies were rumored to want up to 40% of future income on productions in exchange for premiering the work.

As Isaac points out, I don't think anybody confirmed these numbers, but putting that aside, he asks a good question:

(1).... Is there any percentage cut that a company debuting a play
should be entitled to? Would 25% be okay? 10%? 5%? In other words is it always wrong? And if not always wrong, when does it make sense?


(2) What if the theater commissioned the work? Does that change
anything?



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