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Notes to Self

Jonathan Kaufman 14 May 2019

It’s Tuesday, and a very productive meeting at Sydenham’s best-kept secret – On the Hoof Bistro – with my web manager and admin assistant has generated all sorts of good ideas! Not least the suggestion that I keep a Director’s Diary.

As I’m very used to giving actors ‘notes’, here are a few notes to self on what makes a good theatre director and producer:

  • Keep your head while all those about you are losing theirs (not as easy as it sounds!)
  • Like Francois Truffaut in Day for Night, the director’s job mainly consists of answering lots of questions. The trick is to sound like you know the answers!
  • Directing is largely good casting. Get the right people and directing becomes a piece of cake!

Now, where is that cake?