Thursday, January 17, 2013

Theatre Thinker - Profile of Travis Bedard by Dan Solomon, Austin Chronicle

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Travis Bedard (photo: Jana Birchum via Austin Chronicle)

Theatre Thinker

In the online dialogue about the art of the stage, Travis Bedard is a star

By Dan Solomon, Fri., Jan. 18, 2013

If you're reading this at two o'clock in the morning, there's a good chance that Travis Bedard is awake and on the Internet.

He's probably poring over a vast assortment of theatre blogs from around the world, but he might be on Twitter. If he is, he's either telling the more than 2,500 theatremakers who follow @TravisBedard about the best things he's read on those blogs or treating them to cranky, pithy bon mots framed as advice. ("Approaching what you do as though it's holy can be the beginnings of beauty. Forcing others to do the same never is.") Or he could be preparing a post for, the theatre discussion blog for which he serves as managing editor. But it's a safe bet that, if it's the middle of the night, Travis Bedard is awake, online, and thinking about theatre.

The amount of time that Bedard spends thinking – and talking – about theatre has built him a not-insubstantial international following.

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