Hi Iowa Theatre Blog readers,
I started this blog on September 5th, 2007. In the past four and a half years, I have really enjoyed bringing attention to so much of the exciting theatre done in our little part of Iowa. However, it's time for me to step away. I will no longer be the editor in chief of this blog. It's been a lot of fun, but I need a break.
I've been joined these last four years by a talented group of reviewers who have expressed their opinions in a distinctly Iowan way. I think our philosophy of reviewing was best summed up by actress Lorin Ditzler, who wrote on her blog a number of years ago:
"...the Iowa Theatre blog ... manages to be insightful and honest without ever being mean, because this is Iowa and that's how we roll."
How true and one of the reasons I love this state. So here's to being insightfully honest! Our reviewers have done a great job critiquing and praising the work of our theatre artists. Thank you, all.
One reviewer in particular has stood out, not just for his excellent writing, but also because of all of the work he has done as my partner behind the scenes here at the Iowa Theatre Blog: James Trainor. And so it is with great confidence that I announce that James will take over the reins of the Iowa Theatre Blog. I am still going to help out in a limited capacity, but James will be the driving force moving forward. Thank you, James!
Finally, a special thank you to you, the readers who have enjoyed this blog over the years. I have truly appreciated your support. I hope you will continue to support James and the blog as it transitions.
See you at the theatre!