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June 3, 2013

The Rogue theatre produces plays thoughtfully and exquisitely. The production quality on display is consistently beautiful without ever being gratuitous -- from costumes to lighting design to the wide range of incredibly talented and diverse local musicians brought in for each performance. Some of Tucson's best actors call Rogue home, and unlike a lot of community theatres in Southern Arizona you will often see Equity actors in their productions as well. Just on the surface this organization is one that clearly has every possible resource dedicated to bringing the highest level of integrity possible to it's productions, continuously employing a large number of artists in the process.
Their mission statement is clear and they've stuck to it from the beginning. The experience of seeing a Rogue production is always thoughtful and engaging, right on down to the audience talk-back they offer after every single performance (something I've never encountered at any theatre company anywhere). They have absolutely cornered the classical theatre market in Tucson, offering the best possible local productions of Ibsen, Chekov, Genet, Brecht and Shakespeare while also bringing us stories from playwrights around the world (Naga-Mandala, Journey To The West, The Night Heron, etc).
The Rogue was recently recognized by The American Theatre Wing, putting Tucson on the map in a way no other arts organization has. It's a pleasure and a privilage to be in the audience of this establishment.
The staff is small, focused and fully engaged with their base of patrons. The board of directors is also very visible -- I've never been to a play at The Rogue without seeing board members greeting people at the door, helping patrons in the parking lot, handing out cookies or participating in the post-show discussions after the show. There's nothing quite like the Rogue in Tucson, we're very lucky to have them.

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2013

March 7, 2011

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March 7, 2011

On 20 January 2011, after we were seated in the theatre on an advertised “pay what you will” performance evening (the website says, “You may pay the regular price, or more, or less, as you will”), Rogue Theatre Managing Director Cynthia Meier approached us and demanded that we either pay more (she asked us if we knew how much money it took to put on productions) or leave so that our seats could be sold to someone else who would pay more. When we protested, she said, “I can do whatever I want because this is my theatre."

We did not leave, but instead wrote a letter of protest to the president of the organization (sent certified mail) protesting and asking for a apology. As of today, not only have we not received any response but our future reservations have been canceled.

This type of discriminatory and offensive treatment is unacceptable for any business, but it is especially odious for a non-profit organization that receives tax-supported contributions / funding.

Those people and organizations that are considering supporting this theatre should know of this conduct. Our recommendation is to not provide any further funds to The Rogue Theatre.

I would add that there are numerous arts groups in Tucson that offer “pay what you will.” None have every treated us this way.

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The conduct of the Managing Director is unacceptable.

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The Managing Director needs to be counseled about her behavior, and a letter of apology written to us by the Board president.

March 7, 2011

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March 7, 2011

On 20 January 2011, after we were seated in the theatre on an advertised “pay what you will” performance evening (the website says, “You may pay the regular price, or more, or less, as you will”), Rogue Theatre Managing Director Cynthia Meier approached us and demanded that we either pay more (she asked us if we knew how much money it took to put on productions) or leave so that our seats could be sold to someone else who would pay more. When we protested, she said, “I can do whatever I want because this is my theatre."

We did not leave, but instead wrote a letter of protest to the president of the organization (sent certified mail) protesting and asking for a apology. As of today, not only have we not received any response but our future reservations have been canceled.

This type of discriminatory and offensive treatment is unacceptable for any business, but it is especially odious for a non-profit organization that receives tax-supported contributions / funding.

Those people and organizations that are considering supporting this theatre should know of this conduct. Our recommendation is to not provide any further funds to The Rogue Theatre.

I would add that there are numerous arts groups in Tucson that offer “pay what you will.” None have every treated us this way.

The Great!

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

The conduct of the Managing Director is unacceptable.

Ways to make it better...

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

The Managing Director needs to be counseled about her behavior, and a letter of apology written to us by the Board president.

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