Monday, February 21, 2011


"As you amble through life, whatever be your goal, keep your eye upon the doughnut and not upon the hole" -writing on a sign in a coffee shop in NY.

Last night I was doing some reading for a class I'm taking, Commercial Theatrical Producing. The book is titled The Commercial Theatrical Institute: Guide to Producing Plays and Musicals and is edited by Frederic B. Vogel and Ben Hodges, two well known men in the theater world that specialize in producing. In the introduction, Mr. Vogel write a few words on investing an raising capital and ends with a little writing on the wall. He talks about how when he first began as a commercial producer, he stayed in the money raising business and would always try to remember a little saying he saw on the wall in a coffee shop he visited quite frequently. Whether you're a commercial producer of Off-Broadway or Broadway shows, or just a student trying to graduate from college, you too should think of this quote. When you find yourself focusing on the hole, or the minor details, remember the doughnut and try to see the big picture.

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