Putting a Face on Theatre
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I have a humble (if, on the surface, rather radical) suggestion to make to the playwrights who read my TheatreFace blog: stop submitting your work right now.
Okay: that's the attention-getting opener. What I really mean to suggest is that you consider drastically reducing the number of plays you'll submit and the number of places to which you'll submit them. Reducing them, I should say, to as close to zero as you can stomach.
There are two reasons for this: one of them…Continue
Posted on May 9, 2012 at 5:30am — 4 Comments
Not long ago, my wife and I attended a performance at a mid-sized (but growing) theater not too far from our home. It's a company we visit fairly frequently, not only because we have dear friends on staff, but also because we admire so much of what they do. We had a fine evening -- the story was well-told, the theater was quite hospitable, and we even won a bottle of wine from a drawing at intermission. Not bad.
A few days later -- by which time, given the ordinarily busy run of our…Continue
Posted on April 25, 2012 at 5:30am — 1 Comment
So, I've been back from Humana now for several days, and a few days' distance is giving me a new perspective on the experience... as a few days' distance is wont to do for almost everything.
One thing that's sticking with me is the…Continue
Posted on April 11, 2012 at 5:30am — 2 Comments
In one way, Humana is just like every other conference in the world: there's simply no way to take advantage of every opportunity. Last night I was up till 2am chatting with colleagues, so this morning, after an inadequate amount of sleep, I really had to hustle to make it to breakfast in time. Me, three bites of eggs, a glass or orange juice, and an actor from the cast of HOW WE GOT ON, who was also running late: it was a typical meal.
The food was still barely in my stomach when…
Posted on March 31, 2012 at 12:30pm