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Tuesday, April 17, 2012

My buddy Elisabeth Fies and her posse are holding a free staged reading of their half hour comedy specs at the iO West Theater in Ho'wood on Sunday.

Actors are always putting on showcases in LA to get casting directors to see them.

I'm intrigued by the idea of writers doing a staged reading to showcase their scripts. If you can get dev people to come out, then they'll have more fun hearing a good staged reading then they might have reading your spec at night in bed. Or at lunch. Even if they don't come, you get to hear how your jokes work in front of a real audience. And you can ask for feedback. Playwrights do that; why not TV comedy writers?

If you're in LA, you might wanna go to this to (a) scope out the competish (b) see if the idea works (c) meet a bunch of fun fellow writers.

3 Comments:

Thank you for blogging about me!!! I'm definitely looking forward to the live feedback since it's a comedy scrennplay. No better way to know if jokes are working than a silent room, right? ;)

By Blogger Kid Sis, at 1:47 PM  

So badly wish I could be there. My friends instantly thought of me when they first saw New Girl and seeing as how Lis is like the American me, this makes it all the geekier!!! Heehee. <3

By Blogger Morleysaurus, at 2:05 PM  

I think it's a good idea. I only ever do it privately myself; but I know a few writers who've done a similar thing, and why not!? :)

By Blogger The Kid In The Front Row, at 9:56 AM  

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