View single post by katoagogo
 Posted: Thu May 21st, 2015 10:13 pm
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Have you gotten some of your actor friends together to read it out loud to you?

Some tips for this are be sure you are in the role of listener - so have enough actors to fill the roles. People can play multiple roles (whether or not they would actually be doubled in a production), it's just best to cast different people as characters that will be talking to each other.

Provide snacks for afterward. Avoid crunchy or throat clogging foods (like cheese) during the reading itself.

Provide liquid, especially water, in case anyone needs a little something for their throat if they are speaking a lot.

Prepare a handful of questions to ask afterward like:
Who's story do you think it is? Why do you think that?
What problem do you think they were trying to solve/avoid/make in the beginning?
Did your understanding of that problem change at some point during the play? When? What made you think that?

While you are asking, try to avoid answering these questions yourself until you've heard from folks. If you start explaining things too soon, then you will miss an opportunity to learn how a new observer understood, or did not understand, your play.

And - let us know how it goes.

Congratulations on finishing a play. Many people never get it down on paper - so you're already ahead.