View single post by RTurco
 Posted: Tue May 15th, 2012 02:07 am
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Joined: Wed Nov 19th, 2008
Location: New Jersey USA
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Evening all,

So I recently heard back from the Young Playwrights Theatre in New York, and as is custom for their national competition, I recieved a 1-page critiquing of the play. It's called "The Vacuous Case of Mister Um" (it's on the forum if any of you care to look for it). They had some interesting things to say, mostly good and a lot that was constructive. I just am not too sure how to move forward in revising. Some comments they made included noting that thematically, they didn't know where the play was leading them, especially because this play revolves around absurd themes. They also reccomended that I try and tighten the scenes with all the banter. Hmmm. I don't know. Maybe I'm just venting. Any of you ever gotten a critique and never knew what to do with it?

The only thing I started doing is going through the play literally phrase by phrase and analyzing what the it all means thematically. This gets a bit tiring but I'm sure what else to do. Ugh. Revising nebulous, absurdist fiction is hard work.