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Theatrical Design by Kevin Lee Allen

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6 – Choice

You must make choices. You must make decisions. A playscript is a road map with many forks in the roads. At every fork, each designer and the team must make a decision about direction. In the end, you may all make the same choices, or you might make different choices, but you must all wind up at the same destination. If you’re uncomfortable making choices or decisions, now is a good time to consider a career change.

Many people are reluctant to take the risk of making a choice. That’s why the corporate world created middle management. A paper pushing station is a good place for people afraid to make a choice.

Right, wrong, or indifferent, any choice is better than no choice. Learn to make a decision, and then to defend your decision. ...

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