And I don’t know how the others feel, but I’m really liking the four players/four directors thing. Here’s why:
- You get feedback from two different people (in my case, Nikki and Tommy)—so two different perspectives.
- When you’re not directing or playing, you get to watch—and notice what’s working and not, which is helpful when you do get up there.
- As a director, you have one other set of eyes on the work, and if you’re having a hard time explaining things, there’s help.
- Because everyone is both director and player, there’s no hesitation about giving notes.
- Nikki and Tommy are using monologues to start scenes.
- Ed and I are doing a deconstruction that starts with a phone call.
- Nikki and Ed are playing with status.
- Tommy and I do ghost edits and poke at each other.