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Conversations Between Artists #21

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Welcome to our New CBA Coordinator

Topher Payne


Demystifying Constructive Criticism

Enhancing The Actor/Playwright Dialogue

Talking Points

What your utopian relationship between a playwright and an actor?

Playwrights: What are the questions you love to get from actors?

Actors: What are the questions you love to get from playwrights?

Playwrights: What are the behaviors from actors that are pet peeves?

Actors: What are the behaviors that define a playwright as difficult?

Playwrights: Is it appropriate for actors to give line suggestions, alterations to scene, suggestions for plot? If so, when?

Actors: Is it appropriate to ask a playwright to help with line readings, character help, scene misinterpretation? If so, when?

Playwrights: When getting feedback (questions, comments, criticism) what are the most helpful ways to phrase that feedback?

Actors: When being asked for feedback from a playwright, how should they phrase their questions to get the actor’s POV ?

All: What tips, skills, tricks do you use to not take feedback personally?

What critiquing technique’s have you used when working on new works?

e.g. The Liz Lerhman Technique? The PG Evolution Play Analysis Questionnaire?

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This is our chance to talk with each other about topics that we as artists, creatives and humans need to have. The key is we talk to and with each other. There is no panel or special guest that is smarter on a topic. We are the collective smarter panel.

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