Self-imposed self-producing obligations
*that were making my life impossible
- •Pick the perfect orderNever let the audience get bored!
- •Make all the perfect casting choicesLuckily I have lots of talented friends!
- •Feature everyone equallyAlso, distribute everyone's numbers equally throughout the show, so they don't end up waiting around!
- •Make it a fun rehearsal processMake sure no one but you has any stress about working on it—Also, lots of snacks!
- •Work around everyone's schedulesDon't make anyone lose work to work for free on your piece—Also, don't nag them about getting back to you about scheduling! This is a fun process!
- •Full transparency about all decisions and progressWithout being annoying and pestering people—remember, this is a fun process!
- •Pick the perfect venueGet the audience in the right mood. Really, don't let them get bored!
- •But charge as little as possible for admissionThis whole thing was supposed to be about sharing, not making people pay you!
- •But probably charge somethingFirst of all, you have no money, but also you don't want people thinking this is a middle school talent show—cover makes it feel more professional.
- •Don't feature yourself too muchProbably don't want to call it a "showcase" of your music, either, because that sounds so self-serving and egotistical!
- •Give everyone total artistic freedom to make choicesDon't stifle them just because You wrote it and have lots of ideas about what it means and how you would perform it!
- •Make sure the show has a flow and an overarching visionI don't care if this is your self-proclaimed biggest weaknesses as a writer, don't let the audience get bored!
- •Get everyone to come see itBut, you know, not in a naggy, braggy way!