Here we are, a year in with this blog, and we’ve reached the 100th post. Our first posting was on Dec 10, 2007, and since then, we have had thousands of visits from you all. Thanks for your hits and comments. They have helped make this site a success and a vital part of our company’s mission to provoke and promote dialogue around not only the plays we produce, but the ideas that surround those stories.
By far, our most popular postings have been those from the cast of The Last Days of Judas Iscariot. Several cast members posted their personal experiences and thoughts that helped inform their views of the show and how it took on a deeper meaning to them. Our most-visited entry was the last posting for the Spring run of Judas. Veronica del Cerro wrote her thoughts on the themes and questions that the play raised. But in particular, the posting from Emily Webbe was a much-discussed entry. Thank you, Em–we are honored that you shared this with us.
Our Fall show this year, Drunk Enough to Say I Love You?, featured two intelligent and talented actors who shared their experiences of working on such a richly-dense and difficult script.
Other popular postings have been accessed through web searches, like Hannah’s notes on our production of Jean Anouilh’s Antigone. It seems that many of our out-of-town readers are doing their research on the play and have found Hannah’s thoughts helpful! The same goes for our postings on Marat/Sade which receive many hits from surfers who are looking for info on the play and the historical events depicted in the script.
We found a recent Slate.com article’s position on the strength of our theatre scene pretty offensive, and it looks like many of you shared our opinion.
And lastly, we tried something a little different this season, by using this blog to actually announce our season. We want to keep you, our loyal readers, informed and ahead of the game, so expect more of these insider-first announcements in the future.
Again, thanks for coming along and visting us. Here’s to the next 100 (hopefully in less than a year, this time)!
—The takers and posters of Notes on Forum Theatre