Thursday, October 2, 2008

Theatre Reporting: Robert Faires on First Six Months of the Long Center

Faires' article in the Austin Chronicle of October 3 begins,

Learning Curve
Lessons from the Long Center's first six months


Theatre people have a saying: There's the show you rehearse, then there's the show you perform. Meaning, the folks putting on a play can learn a lot about it while they're putting it together, but they never really know what kind of show they have until the audience shows up. That's when the artists learn which jokes are really funny, which moments are truly moving, which characters are credible, which relationships genuine. It's the response of the public that teaches you what you've made.

Photo by Sandy Carson

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