Monday, June 05, 2006

The Smell of the Crowd

Nepotism is the word of the day at the New York State Theatre Institute. The New York Times ran a story today (also here) about how the Troy-based taxpayer funded theatre may be an example of the lack of oversight of state authorities. Times reporter Danny Hakim writes:
Longtime executive director, Patricia Snyder, has given work and perks to many of her family members. While the theater world has a long tradition of family troupes, giving work to relatives raises eyebrows at government entities.
No article about state authorities would be complete without a quote from NYPIRG's Blair Horner, and the Times doesn't disappoint: "It certainly seems like it cries out for a close examination."