Wednesday, December 13, 2006

Entrepreneurial mentality taking hold in the art scene in Armenia.

There was a small item today in the 'Haykakan Zhamanak'. It was describing the working conditions in the Paronian Comedy Theater in Yerevan. The theater is losing audience because their productions are not any better than the rest of the theaters, yet the theater building is hot during summers, and cold during the winters. The audience prefer to go to the theaters that have air conditioning or central heating instead as it is not worth sacrificing their comforts.

Well, entrepreneurship has triumphed. In another small article it tells the story of Paronian Theater being on a tour in Gyumri and Vanadzor where they have been successful. It is nice to see the art scene having managers who will take ownership of the problems and start looking for solutions instead of giving up and expecting to get subsidies from the government.

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