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?