View single post by carlblong
 Posted: Sat Jan 26th, 2008 06:25 pm
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Just because something is realistic, doesn't mean it can't be sentimental and/or idealistic, too.
But from what you said, it sounds like the director didn't bring out the soul of your play, and that's too bad. I would suggest doing is looking through your script to see if there is anything you can change to make what you want more clear to a reader (and potential director) in the future. Keep in mind, though, that directors tend to skip over stage directions, notes before or after the play, etc., and may not get any cover letters.
If you're interested in hearing completely different director and writer takes on the same material, check out the 2-disc version of True Romance (Tony Scott/Tarantino).

Plus, here, it sounds like an uneducated reviewer. Probably someone who wanted to do political journalism and got stuck reviewing local arts. I was told "Carl Brandt Long's Soapbox, an absurdist examination of political rhetoric, stumble[s]" by a similar person. Both the script and the production of it (at least the night I saw) did not stumble.

Best to you in the future. I hope you find better directors, and that better reviewers find you!