Category Archives: How to get Good Feedback

More tips on getting great feedback

Brant Russell wrote a column called “What We Talk About When We Talk About Plays” for HowlRound. I especially like tip #6: ¬†Ignore assholes. ūüėČ http://www.howlround.com/what-we-talk-about-when-we-talk-about-plays-how-to-lead-post-show-discussions-for-fun-and-profit-brant-russell/ Advertisements

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Brilliant suggestions for getting useful and painless feedback

Richard Toscan, who wrote ‚ÄúPlaywriting Seminars 2.0,‚ÄĚ posted on LinkedIn¬†some suggestions for getting useful and painless feedback. ¬†They’re so good, I asked him for permission to post them here. This is an excerpt from the section “Reading Your Audience.” Phase … Continue reading

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If you hate feedback (talkback) sessions, try this

Some People Really Hate Feedback Sessions I’ve been part of a discussion on feedback (talkback) sessions on LinkedIn. I’m astonished and dismayed at how much some people hate feedback sessions. I can’t help thinking that people hate them because they … Continue reading

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How I got good feedback for a living-room reading of ‚ÄúTransplanted in Mississippi‚ÄĚ

Last Saturday, I had some actors come over and read the latest draft of my play ‚ÄúTransplanted in Mississippi.‚ÄĚ This is the one I had the reading of last November. It is really REALLY close to being ready to send … Continue reading

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Getting good feedback, part 2

I’ve posted before about getting good feedback. I’m passionate about getting good feedback, I love getting good feedback. I want to help every playwright in the world get good feedback. Well, at least those with cultures similar enough to the … Continue reading

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My reading went well — I am a lucky person

The reading of ‚ÄúTransplanted in Mississippi‚ÄĚ was last night. It went really well! The actors did a great job, the director did a great job, and the audience gave good and generous feedback. The changes I made to the first … Continue reading

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When to do the opposite of what people tell you

So. Here’s the thing. Sometimes, when people give you feedback about what you should do to your play, you can actually solve the problem in a different way. At rehearsal Monday evening, the first act seemed too long. I got … Continue reading

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