ALEX KILGORE is the Artistic Director of the stageFARM, the president of the Susan Smith Blackburn Prize, and plays in the band CLAW. He is an actor, writer, and director.
The other day I sat down to write a grant letter and wound up on the New York Timess How would you fix Spider-Man? site. Here I was, (avoiding) asking for money to produce a new play, while our paper of cultural record was running its 6th feature that week about producers hemorrhaging money to double down on a comic book.