General and surprising competence porn

I've been thinking about what Likewise: Dinner party was really about for me as a director.
Two new pieces of interesting came into my inbox this week, and they relate to this.
The first is the concept of insights being a combination of general and surprising. I think this is the essence of improv that I love to watch: it's true because it's general. It's funny because it's surprising. Even for the players. You can read this article here.
Secondly I read a review of Aaron Sorkin's directorial debut film, and they mentioned competence porn. It's all about smart people doing smart things. And that's what dinner party is about.
We've finished our run at the Fringe and I'm really grateful to have had such a splendidly competent cast. May our "porn" career be long.
Let's see what general and surprising stuff we'll cook up for next time!













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