Archive for February, 2010

The Flash and outbreak of a fiery mind

February 22, 2010

If theatres didn’t have a reason to avoid all-Flash sites – beyond the fact that some Web surfers, myself included, find them annoying – here’s a scenario that might scare them back to good old HTML:

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Warning! Lecture ahead!

February 7, 2010

Rant/lecture alert. Yes, this is a lecture, but at least you have been warned. It’s a lecture about using, or rather not using, feedback sessions to give Lectures on Craft. It’s about keeping feedback sessions constructive rather than demeaning.

I have a love/hate relationship with feedback sessions after play readings. I love them because I can get more specificity than I can possibly infer simply from watching an audience watch my play (or someone elses). I get different perspectives. I find out where there are things I had in my head that didn’t make it onto the page. And often something somebody says can trigger an inspiration or revelation. So there are definitely things to love about feedback sessions.

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