In this post, I’m going to share with you how I use the best performances from my production tools to build the best theatre I’ve ever worked in.
If you’ve never been a professional theatre director, you’re probably thinking, “What can I do to help?”
But if you’re like me, then you’re thinking, “Well, I can’t help but feel like I’m not doing anything.”
I’m not really sure what I could possibly say to that, but I do know that the most important thing is that you are building and managing your own production.
When you’re building a production, you need to know exactly what you’re doing.
You have to know what you can and can’t do, how you can manage your actors and how you are going to keep them engaged.
What you’re looking for is to have your actors in a situation that feels comfortable and safe.
I’ve learned that a good theatre director’s job is to be able to tell you, in a single moment, when they can and cannot do something.
They have to be confident enough to say, “I’m going into the production and I can do this.
I can get through it without falling asleep on the job.”
If they’re confident, they can also be patient and understanding, which will result in more performances, better performances, more actors, more audiences, more money and more jobs for their team.
In order to help you be successful, you must have a set of rules and guidelines that you can rely on, and that you stick to.
These rules and rules will guide you in the right direction to building the most effective and beautiful theatre possible.
If you haven’t followed my advice, check out the next three posts in my series on how to build a successful theatre team.