There are a lot of ethical challenges in freelancing that I feel haven’t been fully explored by a lot of teaching artists and theatre practitioners. Some of the most important articles being written in the field right now, in my opinion, are about ethics. One of the things I am most looking forward to at the American Alliance for Theatre and Education conference in a couple weeks, is connecting with some of my colleagues about ethical issues in the field.
The social networking age has added a major wrinkle for all of us trying to make good choices with regards to a lot of the challenges highlighted in the article hyperlinked above. So many of us communicate, professionally and personally, on multiple social networking platforms and blogs on a regular basis. Every post, status update, and tweet is a press release of sorts, upon which all sorts of judgements can be made about who you are and what your values are.