1. The audience is always smart. Never try to teach your audience.
2. Choose your audience and your performance situation.
3. Meet the audience before and after the show.
4. Keep no secrets from the audience.
5. Never attempt to represent the audience on stage, you don’t know who they are.
But always think about who they might be.
6. Be aware of who you are and therefore what you represent on stage (class,
ethnicity, gender, etc).
7. Challenge yourself by playing not just for your friends and colleagues.
8. Listen to the audience. If you play for an audience you should be interested in what
the performance communicates.
9. Make room for the audiences own interpretation, no one wants to have statements
printed in their face.
10. Make clear and thought out choices about the show. How do you place the
audience, if you choose a theater space, why do you do that, in what context is the
performance showed and what kind of abilities or limitations does it give the