Here’s what someone said about the drama I wrote and produced last weekend:
“I had never seen a drama or a play before in my life because I thought they would be
boring and a waste of time. However, after watching the drama, I felt like watching
dramas are much more worthwhile than watching TV shows or movies.”
I couldn’t agree more.
When is the last time you went to the theatre to see a live show? If you haven’t been in a while, you owe it to yourself (and your kids if you have them) to experience a great live show. There’s nothing like it.
Granted, not all live shows are great, but I think we can easily say the same thing about TV and movies.
I’ve run into a lot of people who say things like, “I’m not a drama person”, “I don’t like to go to live shows”, “I’m not a theatre person”, but yet they watch movies which are simply screenPLAYS and they’ll watch TV which are telePLAYS. Why in the world wouldn’t they want to watch an actual PLAY?
And this gets me back to a topic I talked about a while ago – live theatre is meant to inspire, it is meant to be enjoyed, it is meant to make you think. If gripping stories, funny comedies, and thought-provoking scripts are being produced on stage, people will enjoy it and they’ll be drawn back to it.
As a playwright, that’s my goal. Create something fun, unique, memorable, and meaningful. If we can do that, our audiences will grow.
I’m so appreciative of the kind words I’ve heard about last weekend. Can’t wait till I can do it again.
So your homework, find a show in the next month, and go see it!
I’m going to see a show on December 4 and on December 10. Turn off the TV and turn on some real excitement.