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Thespis Thinks looks at theater politics and the relationships that evolve and sometimes simmer in the theater soup. When two small California theater companies vie for the same arts foundation grant, Board members and production staffs go on the offensive. Zenith Theater Company hires a smear-merchant and architect of fake news, who, like a political action committee, subverts the narrative about Coastline Theater Company to affect the decision of the Foundation. Coastline’s newly-appointed Artistic Director, widower and Georgia transplant Davis Cotton, struggles to transform this traditional theater company.The Coastline Board and Associate Artistic Director, Hillary Hampshire, stand in the way of Davis’ vision. Hillary is a woman so entrenched in the theater life, she has left herself no room for experiencing love—until Davis Cotton plucks her heartstrings, one string at a time. But is the song he’s playing real? After all, he hates musicals.
On a second front, two Board members, one each from the two theater companies conspire in love to each other to wrench away the Foundation grant for themselves. Narrator of this contemporary theater chaos is pundit, play-by-play color commentator and ancient Greek actor, Thespis of Icara