Blue Ocean Strategy is equally relevant to all organizations as a framework for successful strategy formation. Continuing to demonstrate its wide application, Gabor lead a session on February 21st for the board members of Naked Angels, one of the leading off-Broadway theatre groups in NYC, known for its innovative productions and dedication to emerging artists. The focus of the session, held at the Norwood Club, was to re-invent performing arts, in a way that stays true to Naked Angel’s essence, but expands its relevance to the group’s constituents (artists, donors and audiences). The highly charged session produced some exciting strategic alternatives, and left board members with renewed vigor, unity and sense of purpose.
Naked Angels was formed in 1986 by a group of restless and ambitious artists reacting to a void in the theater community for new and creative voices. It’s name is taken from John Tytell’s book, Naked Angels, which referred to Jack Kerouac, Allen Ginsberg, William Burroughs and other Beats as “a generation that wanted to break out of convention and scream.”
Dedication to the emerging artist has lead to the company’s reputation for developing and producing outstanding, innovative plays. And over the years, Naked Angels has presented hundreds of readings, workshops, and full-scale productions.
Their April 2007 production of Armed and Naked in America, continues one of Naked Angels’ more noted traditions: The Issues Project. Embodying the company’s highest artistic aspiration, a community-based theater that is social, diverse, and dialectic, the Issues Project challenges the disparate talents of the group’s members, rallying writers, directors, actors, musicians, and filmmakers to speak out against a pressing social or political concern. The result is raised awareness to a particular cause or organization by creating a piece of theater that is both provocative and significant. For over 20 years the company has taken on controversial issues from gun control to the environment, faith to human rights.
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[Image via nakedangels.com .]