Saturday, May 19, 2012


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. . .

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