About the blog

Photo by Julie Curry Photography

(This page last updated 1-13-15.)

Email:  amarylliswriter at gmail dot com.

The tagline for Indy Theatre Habit is “Reviews and reflections related to all aspects of live theatre and storytelling in the Indianapolis, Indiana (USA) area.”

I started this blog at the end of January, 2008, learning as I went about blogging in general and about my blog in particular.  I am still learning about writing and theatre and all of it, of course.  I hope I always will be.

At the BlogIndiana conference in August of 2008 I attended a session on blogging ethics and etiquette given by Renee Wilmeth of FeedMeDrinkMe, a popular food and restaurant review blog at the time.  Renee encouraged all bloggers who review any kind of product or service to articulate their review policies and share them on their blogs.

Here is mine:

I no longer accept media passes for Indy Theatre Habit.  I started reviewing theatre for Nuvo (Indianapolis, Indiana’s alternative newsweekly) in March, 2014.  I do ask for media passes from the theatres when I’m writing for Nuvo, as do the other people that review for Nuvo.   All of my Nuvo assignments are approved first by my editor, Scott Shoger.

I buy a lot of tickets to see shows just for my own enjoyment and in that case I don’t owe anyone anything.  However, I usually tweet (@IndyTheatre) at least a thought or two about every show I see, so I also try to make clear when I’m tweeting whether I’m there for Nuvo or just for myself.

And finally, a disclaimer, which I have had here on my blog since mid-August 2008:

Disclaimer: All data and information provided on this site is for informational purposes only. Indy Theatre Habit makes no representations as to accuracy, completeness, currentness, suitability, or validity of any information on this site & will not be liable for any errors, omissions, or delays in this information or any losses, injuries, or damages arising from its display or use. All information is provided on an as-is basis.

‘See you at the theatres!

Hope Baugh – www.IndyTheatreHabit.com

See also @IndyTheatre on Twitter.com.

©2015 Hope Baugh

Photo taken by Julie Curry in August of 2008 (but I look basically the same here in 2015, just with a few more wrinkles.)

9 thoughts on “About the blog”

  1. Hope…
    I just discovered your blog site this evening and am delighted to be able to enjoy your most thorough reviews once again. We have seen many of the recent plays your reviewed here (6 Degrees, Art, Proof, Well, The Piano Lesson) and agree wholeheartedly with your take on each of them. In those 5 plays alone…how very blessed we are with great theatre here in Indy!
    Thanks for your fair and thoughtful reviews. Don’t know how you find time to see so much and write so much and work 50 hours a week at your day job, too, but keep it up…please!

  2. Thanks very much, Dave! I really appreciate your taking the time to read my blog and to leave such an encouraging comment. I agree with you completely: there is a lot of enjoyable theatre here in Indy!

  3. Hi Hope,

    I am responding to your request for the actor’s names and photo credit for The Theater Within’s production of “Oleanna”. The actors are John Rice and Hillary Hittner and the photo credit goes to Scot McKim. Thank you for including us in your blog.

    Rod Isaac
    Artistic Director
    The Theater Within

  4. Hi Hope, i saw the Storytelling program where u said the site and i looked it up. Im new in Indiana i dont know where things are and i will like to know if is there any writing workshops around. I currently live in bloomington and i love to write and i wanna find people that share the same passion as I.

    take care, Diana Blake

  5. Hi, Diana! Thanks for coming to the storytelling program and thanks for looking up my blog site!

    Since you live in Bloomington, if you are interested in writing plays, I think I would contact the Bloomington Playwrights Project to see if they can suggest a writing group for you. Their website is http://newplays.org/cmsms/.

    I think I would also ask at the Monroe County Public Library reference desk if they know about any writing groups in Bloomington.

    If you don’t mind taking a road trip, here in Indianapolis there’s the Writers’ Center of Indiana. Their website is http://www.indianawriters.org/. They may know of writing workshops, groups, and events going on in Bloomington, too.

    Good luck! And thanks again for reading, listening, and writing!

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