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 Posted: Sat May 19th, 2012 03:15 pm
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Doug B

Joined: Thu May 20th, 2010
Location: Eastsound, Washington USA
Posts: 94
Over the past twelve years, I've directed almost 60 plays. I am coming to the point in my career that I'm having trouble finding plays that challenge me.

In the past few years, I have sought out plays that present a challenge to me. Some of them have been acting challenges - casting actors in their 60's in Brilliant Traces which calls for actors in their 20's while merging the naivety of 20 year olds with the gravitas of 60 year old actors.

Or doing a full production of Noises Off on a stage with 11 foot ceilings (less, of course, light fixtures). I have branched out into plays with language, nudity and sexual material I would never have touched five years ago. The audiences continue to grow so I must be doing something right. Next winter we are doing The Foreigner which will be a technical challenge.

To answer your question, would I do a play that had a scene done in zero gravity? I wouldn't let that stop me if the play had a message that compels me to tell it.


P.S. Thanks for your comments on keeping out of the way and letting the director do his/her job.

Last edited on Sat May 19th, 2012 03:18 pm by Doug B