1) After seeing the show, compose, at least, a FULL two (2) page–that means top-to-bottom on both pages–critique using Microsoft Word if possible. If not, please save your file in a Rich Text Format (.rtf) or as a Portable Document Format (.pdf)–most word processing programs can do this. PLEASE NOTE: I am unable to read Microsoft Works, Apple Pages, OR Corel Word Perfect if the files are not saved as .RTF’s or .PDF’s.
2) Margins may not exceed 1" from top or bottom nor exceed 1" from left or right.
3) The font should be a normal-sized font like Times or Arial and should have a maximum size of 12 points.
4) Make sure your name and title are included at the top of the page, but both should not exceed 1" from the top of the page.
5) Single space. Please do not make the spacing any larger to ‘fill’ the page…
6) DO NOT RETELL THE STORY. I am already familiar with that information. Simply tell me what you like or disliked about each element of the production.
7) Cover the major issues: Acting (in particular), directorial concept, scenery, costumes, lighting, sound, props, etc.—the items that you have read about in your text. PLEASE do not confuse ‘scenery’ and ‘properties’–they are different design elements.
8) I would like you to make a short statement of the value of this production to the community. "Value" can refer to the production’s "appropriateness," "societal advancement," and/or "cultural information." "Community" may refer to the local Panhandle region, the city of Amarillo, and/or the campus(es) of Amarillo College.
11) If this is a "first-time" for you, talk about the experience and how it affected you, BUT limit that discussion to a couple of short sentences.
12) When you like or dislike a particular element of the show, be sure to tell me why and cite specifics from the production. Please do not make generalizations.
13) Finally, be frank. Your opinions show me that you have experienced art. Regardless of whether or not you liked something or someone, the company will not be allowed to read these critiques, so be honest. These critiques help to expand your understanding of our culture and the world around us, so have fun with this project–it is, in my opinion, the most important assignment that I will give you this semester.