Read, Read, Read

It sounds simple enough, but if you want to be a theatre artist, you have to read plays. A lot of plays.

I have a bad habit of not reading plays. I often don’t enjoy them. Stage directions can bug me. “The table is set DSR. Christopher Xs left, holding the vase. A chair is USC. Curtain falls.” Blah blah blah I don’t understand where everything is, and I don’t really want to. Give me some tension between characters and then I’m interested.

But despite not wanting to, I know I have to keep reading them. For better or worse. Because the more we read, the more we learn, and the more we decide for ourselves what works and what doesn’t.

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