John Harrison July 22, 2017 John Harrison July 22, 2017 RISK and INVESTMENT... OVER ON SOCIAL MEDIA we’ve been talking about how prolific indie theatre is here in Sydney. Highlighting the stuff going on as part of Bondi Feast. Promoting all the new work and new writing. We were planning to use that to launch into a conversation about a couple of things we’ve been thinking about: the responsibilities of funded companies to reach beyond themselves, to make bold decisions. To do simple things like programming work with big casts. We were going to talk a little bit about the lack of recognition for the little guys doing the big things. Mostly we wanted to consider the responsibility of the industry to view and frame work in the context of RISK and INVESTMENT As in: how is it possible to compare an independent company staging a production with a cast of 11 diverse actors, that runs for 3 weeks and is all UNFUNDED (Jatinga) - with a funded co-production on one of the city’s professional stages? Both are successful. But which one has the highest risk? And shouldn’t we talk about that? We were going to frame a clearly considered and well articulated post that would hopefully ask some big questions. But we’re pretty busy: there are just a couple of us and we’re trying to get JATINGA to a bigger audience; we’re meeting with the gang from Step Up; we’re getting things ready for our call out for 2018; we’re working on audience building and profile raising...All unfunded.