After reading “Crowded stage” by Jon Garelick (Op-ed, May 12), I was struck by the author’s flawed premise. Asking whether Boston had the “resources to fulfill its potential as a major theater city” is to ignore the fact that Boston IS a major theater city with many resources for new, growing, and established theater organizations.
While I agree that theater space does sometimes come at a premium, I don’t think the answer is to create more organizations and infrastructure. Boston is notorious for underfunding the arts. Supporting existing organizations that already provide these resources would be a better solution, allowing them to strengthen the performing arts community and reduce the barrier to access for new and growing companies.