Who Is Stage Right?Who Is Stage Right?
Is the theatre world really that fascist in suppressing all thought out of lockstep with its supposed group thinking that conservative theatre bloggers must go completely underground? Are the reprisals against such individuals that severe that individuals can no longer exercise their freedom of speech?
That appears to be the case according to a "veteran of the Broadway theatre industry" now writing anonymously since early January as Stage Right, one of a host of unabashedly conservative bloggers whose writings are aggregated on "Andrew Breitbart Presents Big Hollywood" Web site.
But don't let that fear of retribution fool you. This Stage Right is one heck of a flamethrower, taking on everyone and everything from Frank Rich to Wicked from his hidden bunker somewhere out there. In fact, Stage Right sees his segment of the entertainment industry as follows:
If the entertainment industry leans left, then the theatre world is left of left. And if theatre is left of left, then the theatre actor’s UNION is so far left they consider Dennis Kucinich the reasonable alternative to Ralph Nader.Personally, the friendships I value most are those that challenge me, as well as my points of view, whether on politics, theatre or, well, you name the topic. It keeps me on my toes and requires me to actually think, thus avoiding intellectual laziness. Talk about a novel concept. I can only hope it makes me a better person.
Similarly, as regular readers know, if there's one American liberty I value above all others, it's our freedom of speech. I may not always agree with what you have to say, but I'll defend your right to say it.
But before I defend your right to say it, I usually like to know who you are.
POSTSCRIPT (5.10.09, 9:30 a.m. EST): It should be noted that according to his description:
Stage Right posts at Big Hollywood in anonymity not for professional reasons, but out of deference to his spouse who still maintains deep friendships with many members of the theatrical industry.This is Steve On Broadway (SOB).