Can anyone — with a straight face — argue that our largely white critical contingent in Boston is interested in generating hard hitting debate, controversy, and unconventional ideas?
The media big boys should be part of the discussion, if only because they have the resources to change the situation for the better.
The IRNE event did what it has done for decades: cast a warm glow on a vibrant local theater scene and those who are dedicated to entertain, astonish, and inspire.
IRNE critics argue about what we think are the best, the brightest, and the most award worthy of these dozens and dozens of productions.
Let no one accuse the Boston theater community of being moribund.