I timed out my presentation today. Without performances, it clocked in at around 40 minutes. Ouch. 40 minutes of me talking and powerpointing is a LOT of attention to be paid. The performances are supposed to break up sections, but I worry about this being too much.
I’m always really focused on audience fatigue. I’m advocating that we shake up the template of how we present theatre so as not to bore people and I might be doing just that with a long winded presentation.
There’s stuff that can definitely be cut, but I worry about what it will do to the shape of the show and what I’m trying to say.
Might have to go to a higher power on this. My committee.