As a proud citizen of the state of Oregon, I am pleased to see that the FY08 Omnibus Bill passed by Congress includes a $20.3 million increase for the National Endowment for the Arts... These federal resources will increase access to the arts in communities nationwide...
As a theatre artist, my experience of the cultural environment in this country is a marginalized, subsistence-based experience. Public policy at the NEA is little more than a (very public, very political, very important) gesture to me.
Still, thank you again for your support. I suppose I won't try to overthrow the Federal Government. Yet.
Theatre Communications Group