Prose writing on general subjects.

On Hamilton ticket prices

June 10, 2019

Live theater is inextricably wrapped up in FOMO, conspicuous consumption, and artificial scarcity. There’s certainly a frisson, an immediacy to a live performance, but I think it stems in large part from the fleeting nature of it – the scarcity.…

This is a subject I care a lot about, and Hamilton is an educational example of what theater artists intend and how that fits uncomfortably with the realities of the business.