Four directors came to the Seattle meeting of the Dramatists Guild last Sunday, to talk about “The challenges and rewards of directing a new play and working with the playwright.” I took notes like crazy, so I could distill what they said into what you can do when you’re working on a production of one of your plays, to be a playwright that directors want to work with.
The four directors at the meeting were Scott Nolte, Producing Artistic Director of Taproot Theatre in Seattle; John Dillon, Seattle-based director who’s also Associate Director of Tokyo’s Institute of Dramatic Arts; Kaytlin McIntyre, Casting and Literary Associate at Seattle Repand Andrew Russell, Producing Artistic Director of Intiman Theatre.
Get directors to want to work with you.
So your play’s been chosen for a reading, or better still, a full production. And even better still, they’re going to work with you on developing your play so you can not only see it come to life on stage, you can make it express your passion even better.