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What will my money go towards?
- Domain name.
- Transport and food costs.
- Tickets for shows done by smaller groups who could not afford to offer complimentary tickets.
- Transcription services for recorded interviews.
- Better recording equipment for interviews.
- Books for further personal enrichment (e.g., guides, anthologies of reviews by well-known critics, etc.)
- Workshops for further personal enrichment.
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- Commissioning writers to contribute to the website on a regular basis at market rates.
While I am still reviewing for Centre 42, the reviews and comments made on this website do not represent the views of Centre 42 and any of its employees. Any crowdfunding efforts are solely of my own initiative for the purpose of this website, and Centre 42 does not endorse them.
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Conflicts of Interests
Being a firm believer that one should be able to traverse both sides of the footlights, there might be possible conflicts of interest. As such, I have decided to adopt the following policies:
- After working with a theatre company, I will not publicly review any of their shows for the next six months. For example, I last worked with Nam Hwa Opera in July 2018. This means that I will only accept an opportunity to review their shows from February 2019.
- If I am involved in a particular production, I will not publicly review any show that is running before mine within the same month. For example, if I have a show that runs from 12–15 December, I will not publicly review any show that runs from 1–11 December.
- The above do not preclude any interviews or features.