There's that oft-quoted line, "there's no such thing as bad publicity." I was thinking about that in regards to this item ("Layoffs hit two Sacramento theaters") which was posted to the Bee's website and will, I assume run in tomorrow's print edition. It mentions my layoff from B Street Theatre along with cuts at Sacramento Theatre Company. Times continue to be tough.
Is it bad publicity? Possibly for B Street and STC - though I hope not. I hope only good comes from it (maybe people will clamor to make donations!). Funny thing, I'm still in PR/Marketing mode - just texted someone to pick up the hard copy for me (I'm out of town), wondering what the placement will be in the paper, will it be in the arts or business section?
Oh, if you're hearing about my layoff for the first time, um, sorry I didn't tell you, and (1) I'm OK, (2) I'm staying in Sacramento and (3) I'm looking for work if you know of anything. I'll post more later and talk to you soon.
I was wondering who said "there's no such thing as bad publicity" - I had assumed it was P.T. Barnum. But it was actually Irish playwright Brendan Behan who said it, and the complete quote is:
"There is no such thing as bad publicity except your own obituary."