Slay asked me question - "if the word "community" is the first draft, what's the second?"
He wanted me to amplify my response in comments section where I said "I think we have a lot to gain if we think of "community" as the first draft, and move upto a second draft. I think the words are the part of problem." in response to Travis...
Hmmm, the second draft...well I have no doubt (or at least I would hope) that each theatre company and/or theatre artist would have a different second draft, different from each other. I'm not sure if this answer is going to satisfy others out there, but I have to crawl before I sprint here. Deep breathe.
Don suggested to me that "No one changes the world by putting on a play. Those who see the play and are moved by it, affected by it - they go out and change the world."
So, I think the second draft, the amplification of the first draft which is a generalized statement about your work benefiting the community, the second draft could be something about how you want those who see your play, to go out and change the world after the curtain falls. Idealized? Yes.
Revalue Theatreworks (RTW) is planning a production of "Bent" or "Laramie Project" to address an increase in local hate crimes in our community
RTW is producing "As Is" or "Normal Heart" and using the proceeds to help AIDS awareness in the lower income urban areas of our city.
RTW is producing an adaptation of 1984 in the hopes of continuing a dialogue regarding telecommunication pardoning of privacy violations.
RTW is producing a season of local female playwrights highlighting issues that single mothers in our city have to face.
If "community" is your angle, if "community" is your first draft, then how about these sort of examples as a second draft. Maybe it doesn't work? If so, please enlighten me. Tell me why.
I admit these may be imperfect, but they amplify "community benefit" they are my attempt at the second draft.