No, not the terribly boring bored game.
Have you ever gotten caught up in something, only to realize (possibly too late), that this could be a game-changer?
I am attempting to open lines of communications with veteran performers who dislike the direction our Festival has taken. Mostly, because I think they make some valid points. Partially because I think their experiences are important to know about, so I can (maybe) learn from them.
However, many of these people (and their ideas) are not terribly popular with our corporate offices. I'm not all that worried since I make no bones about how I feel about our corporate offices. Also, I'm a part time employee who doesn't particularly need the money. So, if corporate fires me, Maestro replaces me with someone else who could easily learn my job, while I shrug and move on.
Except that I care about this faire. Deeply. I don't want to be cast out of it, even in the smallest way.
And on the flip side, I could be opening a can of worms that gets these veteran performers riled up with no real ability to make changes happen. I could easily end up being hated by both sides.
I still think it's worth it to listen to these concerns and talk to these people.
Am I crazy? Time will tell. . .