Enter Stage Right – May 25, 2019

Did you know that in traditional English theatre, villains enter and exit stage left? It’s so the audience could immediately identify who the antagonist is, because pre-Shakespeare, I guess there was no trust in the audience to draw conclusions for themselves.

I learned this from a production of Dog Sees God I assistant directed, when my director decided he wanted to throw back to that for reasons I still don’t entirely understand. But, sure! Theatre is fraught with allegories and winks to the audience that sometimes don’t make sense with the text. Hopefully we can change that by gaining a better understanding of the art ourselves.

First post, starting it off on the right foot with a cliché title and a wink to the reader that doesn’t make sense in the text. We’re doing good.

If you read the home page, you already know what my manifesto is, but I figured I could introduce myself a little bit better. So, hello! I’m Dominic. I’m an award-winning playwright, I’ve trained to be a director for three years, I’ve acted, I’ve stage managed, designed, I’ve board-op’d one too many times to count, and, now, I’m trying to break into theatre journalism. Fun stuff.

I plan to update biweekly, because, as a person who has a life outside of this, unfortunately, I can’t spend all of my time blogging. Furthermore, it would be unfair to you, the reader, to constantly pump out content that isn’t the quality I want to strive for. I’d rather give you all something great every two weeks than publish listicles every day, you know? And I know in our content focused world, that isn’t ideal, but it’s what I can reasonably do.

Overall, I hope you enjoy this. It’s something that makes me happy, and that I genuinely like putting effort into. Please feel free to leave a comment or a reply, and if you really like my stuff, consider donating to my ko-fi!

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