Am I old fashioned?
Could this be true?
I just heard that there are actors who actually contact critics and invite them to review shows in which they are performing.
I would just NEVER do that!
First of all, I just don't have the balls: critics are second only to clowns for scaring the crap out of me.
Second of all: isn't it just inappropriate/a conflict of interests?
I have (politely) invited directors and artistic directors and other theatre professionals to come see my work in the past.
Friends and family, of course.
That's like putting a half-loaded gun to your head and pulling the trigger.
That's like spending all your rent money on lottery tickets.
That's like asking John Wayne Gacy to be the clown at your kids birthday party.
At best, you are playing with fire.
Of course, it could turn out just fine, I suppose.
I hear Gacy was a regular Patch Adams at the Childrens Hospital...