After nearly twenty years on the fringe, Boston’s Zeitgeist Stage Company is shutting its doors with its production of Jacques Lamarre’s Trigger Warning at the Boston Center for the Arts, April 12 through May 4.
Arts Fuse editor Bill Marx, along with Lucas Spiro and Matt Hanson, spend the hour talking with David Miller, the founding artistic director of the company. We discuss the challenging theater the small company was known for, current barriers of entry in the theater world, and the money behind it all. Mainstream theater, like so much else in our culture, is dominated by a small group of wealthy people who exert considerable power and influence over what is staged, and who gets to do it. Is there a future for challenging non-corporate theater (i.e. the fringe), and what does that future look like?