The Out-of-Towners and Hiring Locally

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It’s no surprise that there are a lot of big decisions that theatre companies have to make to sell tickets and build prestige. But is hiring from out of town really necessary? What is gained? What is lost?

We’re looking for your stories and thoughts on the subject for an upcoming episode. Actors, producers, designers, directors, crew, and audience members, please chime in on this subject. How have hiring decisions affected your experience?

Once we’ve compiled a few varying experiences, we’d like to invite some local decision-makers to talk to about this issue.

Please send your messages to and include “The Out-of-Towners Episode” in the subject line.