Question by Tristan Johnson: How do you write a play review if you were an actor in the performance? Is there an outline to follow?
My instructor assigned a play review of the same performance I was in, and she gave us an outline, however it was made for people watching the performance… Help?
Answer by Cogito
No actor should write a review for a play they were in!
But if you must, mention how well it was directed, the set, the costumes, the front-of-house team (who often get forgotten) the stage crew, and make positive comments about the leads (as long as that doesn’t include you!), good comments about the supporting cast, and encouraging comments about the smaller roles and ensemble.
Never criticise anyone in this situation, and avoid mentioning anyone but the leads by name.
You can add a few helpful suggestions, but keep it very light and general.
Say what an entertaining evening it was, how much you enjoyed it – that sort of thing.
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