As the St. Louis Black Repertory Company concluded its 27th season two weeks ago, it found itself facing a deficit for the first time in four years -- which is actually an amazing feat. Many arts organizations live in a deficit as a matter of course. But for the past three years, the Black Rep has operated with a surplus while still managing to mount quality professional productions. Yet as the most recent season drew to a close, producing director Ron Himes announced that one unnamed local corporation had cut its funding from... More >>>