h1

Interviewer Vs. Critic

February 2, 2011

I see my share of shows…Broadway, off-Broadway, some way the hell off-Broadway.  From the Palace Theatre to the tiniest of black boxes downtown. Wherever it is I like to see all the different means actors and directors use to tell a story.

What I don’t often do these days  is write reviews. I am more into interviewing the artists to find out why they did what they did, than I am in evaluating how well they did it. People always ask me why I don’t write more reviews. And I think it’s because reviews are solitary. You sit at the computer and spell out what you liked and didn’t about a show, and what is its relevance.  But I am more excited about being face to face with the artists in a living, breathing exchange of questions and thoughts.

I’m thinking about this because I just posted a review of “The Accidental Pervert.” Fortunately there was an audience q and a after the performance…and yes, it brought out the interviewer in me.

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

w

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: