7 – Conceptualization

How you arrive at the point of conceptualization will vary, possibly with every project, possibly with experience, possibly with a specific text. While you might be ready to conceptualize after one read of the play, that’s not likely, but it could happen. You might skip some of work suggested in the previous chapters. Your time in one phase or another might be longer or shorter than suggested here. This isn’t to say some projects might proceed in a straightforward manner, but others might swerve widely and wildly about towards the finish line.

However, there’s always a finish line. Some producer somewhere has sold tickets to opening night. One way or another you need to have your work present in time for the acting company ...

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