Will it Play in Peoria?

The National Endowment for the Arts is Coming to Peoria.  

Landesman_0817Rocco Landesman is the new Chairman of the National Endowment for the Arts. 


In an interview with the New York Times, he said, 


“I don’t know if there’s a theater in Peoria, but I would bet that it’s not as good as Steppenwolf or the Goodman. There is going to be some push-back from me about democratizing arts grants to the point where you really have to answer some questions about artistic merit.” 


Our local arts community has asked him to come to Peoria, and he has agreed to visit in December.

Will it Play in Peoria?

Click on the links below for more info:

http://leisureblogs.chicagotribune.com/the_theater_loop/2009/08/beware-nea-chairman-rocco-landesman-the-perils-of-playing-poorly-in-peoria.html


http://www.artsjournal.com/culturegrrl/2009/08/how_will_landesman_play_in_peo.html