Episode 478. Reading Stage Directions

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Are you the kind of actor or director who boasts, “I don’t read stage directions”? Playwrights Reed Martin and Austin Tichenor have some thoughts for you about the value of stage directions, plus helpful tips, lessons for playwrights too, favorite stage directions, the importance of “business” and using your time wisely, embarrassingly juvenile laughter, ridiculously long running times, and, ultimately, permission to ignore stage directions (especially if they’re wrong). (Length 17:06)


Emily McMullen · March 14, 2016 at 8:15 am


austin · February 12, 2016 at 7:27 am

Ha! You make an excellent point. And you also remind me: We may want to include in the published edition that outstanding list of new 12 Days of Christmas gift suggestions you compiled during our original run. Thanks, Emily!

Emily McMullen · February 11, 2016 at 9:35 am

Re: Stage Directions: My experience they blame stage directions on the previous Stage Manager. : ) I worked on two NEW scripts, where the director and cast were certain the stage directions came from the SM and not the Playwright. Congrats on getting Christmas published! I’ll look forward to reading my stage directions.

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