ABSTRACT FROM THE JSFB. SUBSCRIBERS CAN READ THE FULL ARTICLE IN THE JUNE 2014 EDITION

The Last Ship is about finding pride in our work. Work that gives purpose to our lives. Work that helps forge our identity and contributes something tangible to society. It’s about community and being responsible to each other. It is our contribution to the world of social good. Elsewhere in this Journal, “The Last Seat” is about the development of a Board of Directors and the qualities one seeks in a candidate who can become a long-term steward of a forward-looking company. How can we steel ourselves for an uncertain future? What can we learn from the hardworking craftsmen who forged our cities and cultures? How do we harness the positive forces of capitalism to expand wealth while protecting our environment and planet ?

Jeffrey Seller is an American theatrical producer and is currently producer of The Last Ship. He is the winner of three Tony Awards for Best Musical: Rent (which also won the Pulitzer Prize for Drama), Avenue Q and In the Heights. Jeffrey has also produced and/or developed De La Guarda, Andrew Lippa’s The Wild Party, Baz Luhrmann’s production of Puccini’s La Bohème, High Fidelity and West Side Story.