The Art Of The Note

Giving direction is an art. Knowing how and when to address someone about an issue, talking about criticism, can make or break a relationship, and in the case of theatre, the energy of a performance.

I’ve experienced directors and creatives who try to diagnose and prescribe a solution to a problem. I’ve also seen the interrogation of the situation, leading to a deeper understanding of the issue, and allowing the solution to present itself.

I’m of the mind of the latter; often the prescribed treatment can be premature. Rather, gently addressing the problem allows for clarity and understanding.

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