After thinking about it for several days, I have decided to take a summer sabbatical from writing Indy Theatre Habit.

I need some time to learn more about the things I need to know in order to take this blog to the next level.  I also need some time to think about what “the next level” even means, or if I truly want to go there.

If you have any suggestions, feel free to leave a comment below or email me at amarylliswriter at gmail dot com.

I have not forgotten about interviewing actor/director/playwrights Matthew Roland and Amanda Wing, nor about writing about the new performing arts center being built in Carmel or the arts center that is proposed for Indy’s City Market.  I hope that people will continue to share their theatre-related news with me.  (Speaking of which, congratulations to Megan McKinney, new development director for the Indianapolis Civic Theatre!  Civic is lucky to get you, Megan!) 

You will probably also still see me out and about at the theatres this summer, taking notes.  I still love going to shows and I am still a compulsive note-taker, especially when I hear a line I love.  However, any writing I do about theatre this summer will be private, just for me.  I will write again publicly this fall. 

 (Update 6-15-10 – I stayed completely silent about theatre for oh, maybe 48 hours after I wrote this post.  Hah!  Then I started tweeting (micro-blogging) again on  So…please follow @IndyTheatre, if you like.  If you are not on Twitter but want to see just what I write, you can go to  I am also updating my 2010 directory here on Indy Theatre Habit as I see more shows.

But other than THAT I am not writing publicly about the shows I see this summer.) 

Last Friday night I went to a show and afterwards, as I was walking to my car behind a couple that had sat near me, I overheard the husband say to the wife, “Well, I’m glad we did that.” 

“Yes,” she said.  “That was fun!”

I think so, too.  ‘See you at the theatres!

Hope Baugh –

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