rester spent nearly a month attending meetings, interviewing staff, and assessing the financial and organizational structure of the skylight. the report allegedly included comments from one staff member claiming there was "a power struggle between dillner and former artistic director bill theisen."
asked about this, theisen said "i never felt like there was any power struggle going on."
several sources say rester's final report and presentation was labeled "a mess," and "not taken terribly seriously" by the only people to have actually seen it, eric dillner and the skylight board of directors.
and yet the proposal to combine the positions of artistic director and managing director apparently may have come directly from rester's report.