|View single post by katoagogo|
|Posted: Tue May 18th, 2010 03:05 am||
|Edd -- what -- me? Jump?
I do like readings - and I enjoy the reading process.
I just got from an amazing week working on a play as a reading. And the play is better for the experience - plus I met some talented and committed people.
That said - I think that playwrights need to take responsibility for the "workshopped to death" syndrome. If you're done workshopping it - DO NOT CONTINUE TO SEND IT TO WORKSHOPS.
Edd - you know up front you don't want a reading - and I bet you don't bother sending to a theater interested in doing a reading, right? Why put yourself and the other people involved thru a tortuous process, right?
And I totally agree that you learn a lot from miscast workshops. And it's way better to have a miscast workshop and learn what your play requires with low stakes, than to get a miscast premier that could haunt the play for ever after.
I do dig readings -- I think they're fun, fast, and revealing.