I loves me some staged reading. Last night was ours for Robot vs Dinosaur and I have to say I had a great time. We got some good feedback from the audience (the people whom we are writing for) and the actors as well (the people who have to actually say the lines). I thought the most interesting part of the talk back was when we asked the audience if they thought there was a theme to our little show. I was surprised to hear some of the different possibilities provided by the audience - themes that I never would have thought of but that make us as writers sound so much smarter than just a couple of guys that want to be funny. The most important result for me is that I came away excited to get back to work on the show.
On to the next event! The Danse Macabre opens and closes tonight at the Acorn Theatre in Three Oaks, Michigan. The show is at 8:00 [7:00 Central for you Chicagoites] and the theatre is about an hour out of the city. If you're free tonight, come hang out. The link to the Acorn Theatre's site (with directions, etc.) can be found in the right hand column.