The Problem with the Dot is rooted in the idea that culture is a garden to be tended (Gen 2:15) rather than a war to be won and uses the analogy of an ecosystem to expand the details of the individual components of the theatrical ecosystem to: 1.Help those with minimal exposure to theater understand the indivisible construct of the theatrical ecosystem; 2.Identify areas of Christian neglect within each component; and 3.Emphasize strategic corrections that will result in the holistic restoration of a healthy global culture. Each chapter strengthens the case for a long-term holistic approach to the care and cultivation of global culture through the theatrical ecosystem, culminating in a call to action that is magnified by the unique opportunity presented by the 2020 global pandemic that forced a hiatus on all theatrical productions. The market will reset, and artists will revive theaters. It is my prayer that when this grand reopening occurs around the globe, Christians are an integral part of the new beginning.
About the Author
Bruce D. Long produces on Broadway, Off-Broadway and on London's West End. His affiliated productions have garnered four Tony Awards and two Olivier Awards. He is the Executive Director of CITA (Christians in Theatre Arts), a college professor, has served as the director of fine arts for a variety of secondary schools, and provides consultation services. Bruce graduated from the University of Mobile, Regent University (Alumnus of the Year), and the Commercial Theatre Institute.