I think it's a valuable and often trenchant interview. At the same time, there are elements that jumped out at me for their misguidedness. Her statement about AEA is bonkers. There's a difference between necessary and pointed criticism of an institution and burning something to the ground without offering a concrete alternative. I'm glad the interviewer pushed back on that point.
Also, this: "Truly, the gatekeepers of Broadway are three entities, and they’re real estate moguls. You know, gentrification has a lot to do with the Broadway model; we’ve pushed people out of the places they live so we can have more things for Broadway and for the tourists that we fly in."
Followed almost immediately by this: You know, I woke up really early this morning and I was like, “Everyone says Detroit right now has real estate and it’s cheap—what would it cost to go and buy a theatre in Detroit and start trying to make the art we wanted to first of all?”
Does she not see the contradictory irony in these two statements??