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Those Who Do Not Learn from the Publicity Photos of the Past are Doomed to Repeat Them

June 11, 2009 By: Nick Keenan Category: Teachable Moments

It’s that time of the year when a new crop of companies pop up in Chicago, as ensembles of young artists graduate from colleges and form the next big thing, eager to announce a season of work. (I think we’ve counted 12 this year?)

Benno Nelson, a company member of The New Colony (who very well may be the next big thing that formed 2 years ago, or as I like to call them “an annual that managed to pollinate into a perennial”) is already interrogating the value of this particularly short and internal kind of life cycle.

Some of them *will* be the next big thing. But all of them will get there after exploring what came before.

So, with that in mind, I invite you all, young and old, to check out this blog hat/tipped my way by Simon Ogden.

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7 Comments to “Those Who Do Not Learn from the Publicity Photos of the Past are Doomed to Repeat Them”


  1. Where did that hand on the shoulder come from? Bizarre!

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  2. I like the new look, sir. Also, the New Leaf season looks great!

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  3. Thanks! But… Whatchoo talkin’ bout? We haven’t announced NL season yet, getting close. Unless you’re thinking that this is my way of hinting that we’re doing the Crucible with a directorial concept of “pointing accusingly”.

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  4. Wow. Ok, I *seriously* thought I saw that you were doing a *clown version* of Long Days Journey into Night staring Dan Granata as James Tyrone. Now, writing that out, it sounds weird, but man, I was pretty convinced about it…I need to sleep more.

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  5. !!!!!!!!!!!!

    I am amused, Benno.

    No, I can honestly say: We are not doing Long Day’s Journey into Clown. Nor are we doing any of @travisbedard’s other suggestions, like Brighton Beach Memoirs.

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  6. Wow. I guess I’m too new to twitter to get sarcastic tweets. Well, there’s always learning the hard way…

    What about Brighton Clown Memoirs?

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  7. Great post. it Useful as your stated…

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