Thursday, February 05, 2009
MKE Kre* Kamp -- I'm still here and two thoughts that I woke up with
Here's a couple things I forgot to mention that were good moments, reflections...
1. I have sat in countless meetings over the years where business leaders have urged collaborations between arts groups with their rationale being that it is cost efficient to share a copier or pack of pens. Yeah, sure, but being told that is like a sharp stick in the eye. Julia Taylor (GMC head) said something yesterday that gave me hope. She said, "Sharing an office with other people is fun. It's just more fun." The other cost efficiencies fall into line, but the fun factor is something that shouldn't be disregarded. It matters.
2. I saw written on one of our dry erase Boards: DON'T BE AFRAID TO GET RID OF THE ASSHOLES. I will only attribute it to the only partner at Michael, Best and Friedrich who sings show tunes and has Broadway musical posters decorating his office walls, but I think it's a hearty statement that isn't a bad thing to remember.
I'll be performing a skit (yeah, we are suffering through that this morning) for the rest of the "Kampers". More on that and the day later.