The Theatre Postmortem Demystified
It’s the part of the process you may be skipping; and it’s the part that will take your productions to the next level.
Picture this: the curtains have closed, the audience is on their feet, and you’re basking in the glory of a successful show. We won’t tell you not to bring out the confetti, but once you’ve commenced your well-deserved celebration, it’s important to take a moment to consider everything that went well, and what could’ve been more successful.
Conducting a post-show analysis is like giving your production a check-up. It’s a chance to review what went well and what didn’t, so you can learn from your mistakes and make improvements for the next performance. Think of it as an opportunity to fine-tune your production- perhaps some lines didn’t land as smoothly as you hoped, or some lighting cues missed the mark. Maybe you went way over budget, but made up for it in phenomenal ticket sales. By analyzing the show, you can pinpoint these areas and work on perfecting them.
You may be wondering what to reflect on besides “good” and “bad.” Organizing reflective sessions can be daunting, especially when it comes to reporting back to the people who fund or run your organization. But fear not! We’ve created the ultimate guide to demystify the post-show analysis process.
Inside you’ll find useful tips on how to:
- Advocate for your program with data
- Measure community engagement
- Hold honest conversations with your team
- Evaluate your ticket sales
- And more!
Don’t underestimate the importance of a post-show analysis. It’s a critical step that can take your next performance to the next level. Download our free guide today and learn more!
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