Playwright Gunderson presents lively Perspectives in Criticism
Louisville, KY — For the first time, a playwright was invited to give the Perspectives in Criticism talk that has been a feature of 33 ATCA gatherings since 1992. A few snippets of her lively remarks, engagingly delivered, which will continue to stimulate discussion throughout the conference:
“I am a playwright and you are a room full of critics and that is not awkward at all. Not at all… .
“… any review that encourages audiences to see the play for themselves is a good review to me … .
“I can tell you that more than being disliked, playwrights fear being misunderstood … .
“I can tell you that reviews of new plays are powerful forces in that play’s future … .
“I can tell you that people outside of our towns read reviews to decide whether or not they’re going to even read the play… .
“Rolling World Premieres save lives… . “
For the text of her talk, click here. For a video on HowlRound, click here.
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