View single post by Paddy
 Posted: Mon Sep 27th, 2010 03:42 pm
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Joined: Fri Jun 9th, 2006
Location: Kitchener, Ontario Canada
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I really believe a play is as long as it is. Period. I like what Tod said about a characters' journey being over.

I can sense, as well, when someone was compelled to lengthen a play. It feels tacked on.

Some playwrights are doing sometihing really clever, and sending a short full-length in with a short piece that compliments it.

Picasso at Lapine Agile is about an hour...and it does pretty well. My friend directed it, and was concerned that the audience wouldn't feel as if they got their money's worth. She charged more than usual for tickets, and when the play was over, the room was quickly transformed into a cabaret, with the bar on stage actually being the bar. The audience got a plate of brie and grapes and crackers with their ticket, a band quickly set up, a nice sexy jazz singer and the bar opened.

As a producer, it's all about getting creative around the creativily.

My two cents.