Protesting Collins’ Cuts to Culturals
by Geoff Kelly - posted 12:37 pm, October 25, 2010
If I’ve learned anything in this job, it’s this: You don’t want theater people angry at you.
Inasmuch as he’s able to absorb the lesson, Erie County Executive Chris Collins is about to learn the same thing. At 4pm today, a mob of actors, musicians, set and costume designers, light and sound technicians, arts administrators, and the audiences who support their work will gather on the steps of County Hall (95 Franklin Street) to protest Collins’ zeroing out funding for 33 cultural organizations, including all of the region’s theaters.
It should be quite a show.