When your baby is getting out there for the first time, your audience
knows what they are in for. We know what to expect.
If we're going to see a reading, we know you're not going to have
full costumes, and that the actors only had a few hours of rehearsal . . . just like if we are going to a one-year old's birthday party, we know that the kid is going to be in diapers, that the parents really planned the party and that there are going to be a bunch of other one-year olds at the party screaming and poopin' their brains out.
The parents don't have to stand up and give a speech before the party begins explaining that the cake will be bigger when the kid turns 18.
And you don't have to give a pre-show speech explaining why
the music stand represents a desk and what the show would have been like if you had more rehearsals and more money.
Don't apologize for it. Don't make excuses.
Let the show do the talking and save what you've got to say for
after the show in the lobby.
Wednesday, June 04, 2008
No Need to Apologize
From The Producer's Perspective Blog: