David Wells 
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Re: “Firehouse Theatre Turns Hose on Itself

Happy New Year to you also Chritina. Yeah, this is a tough thing. Not one board member voted no on geting rid of the AD. A few of the board members as you said resigned later and although I understand they had already voted her out. Not one person voted that she stay. There is clearly a huge problem here. I can understand the artist wanting to keep her and yet do they see the entire board except the person that did not vote, voted her out. Is it possible she was not warned. 15 people on the board somebody must have said something. I feel bad for the actors. The actors somehow have to realize the Board is on their side. The board wants the company to go on. I have not seen one actor say that the entire board voted against the AD. I hope the actors, directors, designers, will realize this.

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Posted by David Wells on 12/28/2012 at 6:34 PM

Re: “Firehouse Theatre Turns Hose on Itself

Yikes, yet again a message to Cristina , what I meant to type was : know way meant theatre artist did NOT understand the business side. My other point which no actorts have really addressed is from what I am reading and understanding, there are 15 board positions. 14 board members voted, one did not. All 14 board members who voted, said YES lets force her out. Not one vote that said NO lets keep her. That is including from what I am reading and understanding original founders. If you think about it, a vote to get rid of someone, and the entire board except the person that did not vote, voted to get rid of the AD, then that says something. Think about it. Not even one no vote. There are two sides to this story. It is the boards job now to save this comapany. I think the artist have to realize that 14 people voted yes. Nobody voted no. Th eentire board cannot be corrupt. No matter how convincing a few board memebers may be, they cannot convince every single voting member. No board can be so stacked in that way. No votes to save the AD out of 15. Something is going on there. I do hope the theatre survives.

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Posted by David Wells on 12/28/2012 at 4:14 PM

Re: “Firehouse Theatre Turns Hose on Itself

Dear Christina, I know way meant theatre artist did understand the business side. I can see where what I wrote could be ionterpreted that way. I am on your side. I want the theatre company to survive and flourish. What I was trying to say is there are two sides to every story. I cannot believe this board would do anything to try to kill there own company. They must have reasons. Also believe me funds are going to dry up these comiong few years because of tax increases and the deficit. I was trying to say, this board has a responsability also,, to kep the theatre floating financially so the doors are not shut. There must be a reason why such a large board voted the way they did. It was not a board of 5 people, it is a large board. From what I am reading they all voted the same way with one person not voting. I do not see why 14 board members would vote to retire someone for no reason and not one "no" vote. I am an outsider looking in. I hesitate to say, I think many people looking at this would agree there has to be a problem in managaement for the entire board to vote one way.

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Posted by David Wells on 12/28/2012 at 3:42 PM

Re: “Firehouse Theatre Turns Hose on Itself

If I posted this already I apologize, I cannot find it. I am a business owner here in Richmond. Money is going to get even tougher this coming year. Especially for Non Profits, The Board has to make sure the money comes in. I am not going to make comments about actors, not everyone likes every performance. But I did look up Board Member Jo Kennedy. She does have an aweseme background. You can tear her down, but she tookk over that tarts school here in Richmond and totaly turned it around. It now has millions. I am sure the box office at the theatre does not cover all the bills, you need sponsors. I think what the board means by tier one, is getting more backing from larger corporations to make sure the theatre survives money wise. The board has to make she this happens,, they many times make unpopular decisions. Who really knows what goes on there, they cannot legally say anything negative about the AD that resigned. Tier one could also mean, bringing in a somewhat name once in a while to get large donors to notice. Again, times are tough. I see many actors chiming in, but not many business owners, I would like to see what other business owners or board members of other comapnies think.

Davis Wells

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Posted by David Wells on 12/28/2012 at 12:30 PM

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