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September 28 [Sat], 2013, 17:50
Every night, before the curtain goes up at Albany's Park Playhouse, producing artistic director Owen Smith stocks the bar. His counterpart at Capital Repertory Theatre, Maggie Mancinelli-Cahill, has been known to paint the bathroom floors. Conductor David Alan Miller doled out press tickets for an Albany Symphony concert this past spring. Meanwhile, over at Proctors, CEO Philip Morris occasionally takes out the trash. Such is the glamorous life of arts leaders in the current — and more or less constant — age of downsizing, reflecting the many and motley roles played by executives in an industry that requires them to improvise on a daily basis Louboutin Outlet."As I say to anybody who wants to hear, when you're the director of an arts organization, you're the most expensive employee — and you're the cheapest. So you find yourself taking out the garbage," Morris said. If it makes his huge artistic undertaking run more smoothly, he'll do it. "It's got to work. As soon as the audience, the patrons, the community sees it's not working, then you're in more trouble than if someone sees you taking out the garbage. And if someone does see you, that's great."In some ways, this is nothing new. The job has always demanded the vision of an artist, the commitment of a teacher, the energy of an athlete, the frugality of a bookkeeper and the schmoozing charm of a diplomat. But since the economic sinkhole of 2008, people in the top creative and administrative positions at arts organizations have learned to adapt.This is true around the country
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