how to get NO feedback from Elise...by NMI Artistic Director ELISE DEWSBERRY
notes from Elise
In this monthly video blog, I am going to be addressing a lot of topics that come up over and over again when I am giving feedback on drafts of new musicals. I’d like to think that if you keep these basics in mind while you are writing, you might be able to write a musical that would result in NO critical feedback from me! Let’s see if I can put myself out of a job…
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Year 2! This video talks about three different ways to answer a question that comes up during feedback.
Here’s the twelfth in the series. Okay, there WILL be feedback. So how do you deal with it?
Here’s the eleventh in the series, asking you to really examine why you are telling THIS story at THIS time.
Here’s the tenth in the series. Some of the pitfalls of using a biography for your musical story.
Here’s the ninth in the series. My argument for why I don’t think characters in musicals should have secrets from the audience….
Here’s the eighth in the series. A short one - talking about the importance of the old story-telling adage: SHOW don’t TELL.
Here’s the seventh in the series How to Get NO Feedback from Elise … This video talks about do’s and don’ts to think about while writing an outline. Enjoy!
Here is the sixth in the series: on the subject of LINEAR and NON-LINEAR TIMELINES, PLOT CONFLUENCE, and ACT BREAKS in your musical. Enjoy!
Here is the fifth in the series: on the subject of FLASHBACKS & FRAMING DEVICES in your musical. Enjoy!
Here is the fourth in the series: on the subject of the NARRATIVE POINT OF VIEW of your musical. Enjoy!