At the first rehearsal, our director asked each of us what our main goal was for this production.
He [wisely] pointed out that you will get mixed signals which you can and should rightly ignore. For example, your conservative relatives will not dig a play about incest. Some people will already love the movie, and any other interpretation will just seem incorrect. In short: you can't please everybody, so figure out what you need to do to please yourself, and work towards that.
And I was like, SHUT UP! I TOTALLY have a whole blog about this.
No. Not really. I did not say those things.
It's a great idea and a great acknowledgement to make, right off the bat. But ... (fussy sigh here)
I guess this is where art gets hard: many of the things we wanted, certainly I want, aren't quantifiable. My goal is to make people in the audience feel for this crazy and somewhat despicable character. How do I know if I've done that? Take a survey? Pass out comment cards?
On a creepily related note... thanks everyone for taking the surveys at the top right hand corner. And for leaving comments.
It makes me feel like I don't just come across as a ... crazy and somewhat ... despicable