Monday, 19 July 2010
Our Style is Legendary: Reading Tonight
I'm quite excited and just a wee bit nervous, because tonight I have gathered a fine collection of actors, an excellent director and a very fine writer to do a reading of the latest draft of my play: Our Style is Legendary.
The reading is for me as the author to hear how it stands, I have done extensive re-writes of late and staring at the PDF can only teach you so much about the ebb and flow of the text, so I needed to hear it before I can construct the final draft and by that I mean the rehearsal copy; the one I will be sending out to agents and whatnot.
The play will go through further changes once in the hands of gifted actors during a rehearsal process.
I have asked all involved to be harsh with their feedback and the play's mentor, Ken Christiansen, has pitted a question for the readers that he wants answered. I hope that by the time we wrap up, come 10pm tonight (although a swift half may follow), I have plenty to work on this week that will push the play from the realms of the very good, into the exceptional.
I trust the folks I've invited to be forthright, intelligent and honest in their assessment.
Then, my aim is to take all the feedback on board and generate the final draft by this Friday.
My next play is already brewing now that this albatross around my neck is starting to lift. More on that later...