Conquering common mistakes to produce compelling theatre

It’s sometimes difficult to unravel why a play might not work: it could be a script problem, the acting, or dramaturgical. We seek tips from the experts.

Griffin Theatre’s Artistic Director Declan Greene learned one of the most valuable lessons of his career in 2009 while working on Moth, his first commissioned piece of theatre for the Malthouse. He was paired with director and dramaturg Chris Kohn, an experience which taught Greene a valuable lesson about editing.

‘I churned through countless iterations of the play and countless drafts. And at the time I thought, “Oh my God, this is crazy, I’m doing so much writing and all this writing that I love is being cut,”’ he told ArtsHub.

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