As 2010 comes to a close, I'm thankful to the folks at A.V. Club Madison for putting Line Breaks on their list of favorite Madison shows of 2010. It's an honor and also a challenge. Since Line Breaks is an annual event, as we look forward to Line Breaks 2011, I certainly want to once again "conquer [someone's year] with a flaming saber." But ultimately the goal can't be bigger, better! but rather must be to serve our students' and guest artists' incredible work in the best possible way. I look for the event organizers to focus on serving the audience in a more complete way than ever before as well as growing the audience to hopefully include those who have never been to or even heard of a First Wave show before. Most of all, I'm sure there will once again be so much to be proud of, especially as it relates to the First Wave students and guest artists, and I'm sure that audiences and artists alike will continue to surprise and amaze everyone involved. In my mind, it's impossible to overestimate the capacity of either one, and as arts producers we should strive to meet and then exceed everyone's expectations, and subsequently raise their expectations for every arts experience in the future.