Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Staged Reading

The Fire-Bringer is presented as a staged reading, which means that actors carry their scripts, and there is minimal set, costume and lighting. But the actors move around the stage and act out the play. After a few minutes, audiences often don’t notice the scripts.

The staged reading format allows the playwright to change the script during rehearsals. Though playwright GeBauer lives in Denver, she will be present for the final week of rehearsals.

This format also emphasizes the role of the audience in the process of creating a new play. “ Our audiences will be the first to ever hear this play. When the playwright hears it with these audiences, she may discover new things about her play she hadn’t thought of before,” said director Dan Stone. “Our audiences can be part of what this play might end up being.”

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