Zaiburst wrote:I have a suggestion regarding performance length.
I understand how pressed for time the show is, and how important it is to keep acts short, but I think there are some really good performances out there that 3 minutes won't cover. But of course likewise I'm sure there are performances out there that some people wish were over sooner.
It's a difficult issue to solve, but may I suggest that there be small threshold that performances can go above as long as they justify it, and have it approved by the organisers.
We quite agree, you can get some fantastic performances that last over 3 minutes. Unfortunately though, and as much as we love performances the Expo masquerade is primarily a Costume show as opposed to a performance one.
Irrespective of the problems you have vetting performances, even with a pre-submitted script and recorded dialogue you can’t be sure how good are group are until they are actually up on stage. We have to find ways of accommodating more people in the masquerade and for every long performance we allowed, another group would loose there place.
So the only fair way we can sensibly manage performances is to set a time limit. 3 minutes is more than enough time for a brilliant skit and helps to ensure that the audience stay interested in the show during skits that they ‘don’t get’.