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Cut the Lights #2020

Cut the Lights Briar has a vision for the one act play she s been chosen to direct at her performing arts high school She s going to create a masterpiece If only everyone involved in the production shared her vision

  • Title: Cut the Lights
  • Author: Karen Krossing
  • ISBN: 9781459804135
  • Page: 391
  • Format: Paperback
  • Cut the Lights By Karen Krossing, Briar has a vision for the one act play she s been chosen to direct at her performing arts high school She s going to create a masterpiece If only everyone involved in the production shared her vision Her leading lady is gifted but troubled, her leading man has a crush on the leading lady, her stage manager doesn t have a clue, and her best friend, who wrote the play, iBriar has a vision for the one act play she s been chosen to direct at her performing arts high school She s going to create a masterpiece If only everyone involved in the production shared her vision Her leading lady is gifted but troubled, her leading man has a crush on the leading lady, her stage manager doesn t have a clue, and her best friend, who wrote the play, is worried that Briar s production is cursed As Briar struggles to motivate her cast and crew, she learns some important truths about the fine art of directing and about herself.

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    1 thought on “Cut the Lights

    1. It s not a bad story, but all of the characters are flat Even Briar, the main character, is one dimensional.

    2. Cut the lights is an amazing book for anyone of any gender or age especially if you love the theatre I love how Karen describes Briar s love for directing I really enjoy this book and it makes me want to involved in the theatre I couldn t put this book down it was so addicting, I wanted it to last longer I wished that this book had pages because it s really short I felt that the author didn t go into much detail, she seemed fast to the point which isn t bad I give it a four star rating because [...]

    3. 15 year old Briar attends a performing arts academy, and her dream is to be a director Her school is putting on a Fringe Festival of one act plays written, directed, and acted by students, and Briar desperately wants to direct her best friend s play, Wish Upon a Star When she gets the gig, though, everything starts going wrong Her actors won t listen to her or even show up sometimes , one of them breaks an arm, everyone is miserable, and the other students start saying Briar s show is cursed At [...]

    4. This review appeared on bookishserendipityThis fall, I attended a Young Voices Conference for teen writers and artists One of the presenters was Karen Krossing, who taught a workshop on Character Development I really enjoyed her advice and handouts I still have them so when I saw Cut The Lights at the bookstore, I had to purchase it.At the time of the Character Development workshop, I had not read any of Ms Krossing s novels so I could not fully appreciate her mastering of the topic I connected [...]

    5. Teen Briar is excited for her directing debut of a one act play that is supposed to be part of her performing high school s theater festival Briar is so focused on her vision of the production that she s quick to reject suggestions for improvement, even if they come from her best friend who wrote the play Briar s narrow minded concentration does not inspire nor motivate the actors or stage manager which leads to conflict than she ever imagined Maybe directing is not as easy as she first thought [...]

    6. Actual rating 3.5 starsInitial thoughts I quite enjoyed Cut the Lights So much is evident about accidentally starting and finishing it in one go Lol That is, I was planning which books I might want to read during Bout of Books come January After reading three chapters, I realized how short Cut the Lights is ebooks, y know and felt like I was almost done anyway, so I read the remaining fifteen chapters.Cut the Lights was short and simply written but for a novella, it did manage to pack some punch [...]

    7. This adorable novel let s us follow Briar, an aspiring director, through her first play Even though she is in grade 10 she knows what her vision is and wants to obtain it no matter what Even with others around her offering to aide and advise her she is too stubborn to take it and her play and her actors suffer for it Go figure a teenager thinking they know best It is great to see her start to take her job as director to heart and when she starts to do what is best for the play Even when there ar [...]

    8. I ll actually try to keep this review short just like the book itself Characters Meh Didn t really sympathize We didn t know any of them long enough to really form an attachment And the development the author tried to put in felt false, because it was all told, with little evidence given to back it up Plot Simple Short Direct But it seemed to go by too quickly trying to cover too much time in as many pages Voice Nothing special A bit dull, maybe The length really bothered me, though It felt rush [...]

    9. WIIA Can a girl who dreams of becoming an director, really director a play for her school And what about her castwhich has there own problems Pros This was a sweet book One of those books that teaches a lesson Cons HmmNothing off the top of my head.ybe boring at times Or redundant Iffy This is not a Christian book so it openly than a Christian book would shares the problems of the world Such as boyfriend girlfriend dilemma Small spoiler coming The director has one cast member commit or I should [...]

    10. This novel provides insight into the challenges involved in the production of a high school level one act play by a young girl whose parents do not approve of her career aspirations The main character is fleshed out nicely in terms of emotions and motivations, and the others are likeable, if a little flat It is a very good middle grade novel with nothing that is age inappropriate and with a modicum of plot uncertainty and angst amongst the characters that will appeal to pre teen and teen girls.

    11. Cut the Lights is for every teen who s ever wondered what it s like behind the scenes Briar, future director, gets a chance to direct her best friend s play, but the cast has issues and nothing goes the way she plans As focused and driven as she is, Briar has to learn what directing really means when you re working with people who bring their ideas and their flaws to the task of creating theatre A super book for drama geeks and wannabes.

    12. This book is about a determined high school aged director named Briar It is hard to direct when two of your actors don t get along, and another is not excited about his part Briar struggles to keep his play going, even though it seemed as if EVERYTHING had gone wrong, especially after Sonata, his best actor, has a breakdown due to stress I like all of the surprising turns of events This is an amazing book No matter what, Briar, the show must go on

    13. This is an engaging, intelligent and true to life story of Briar, a student director at an arts high school, who is determined to put on the best show she can Readers curious about the world of theater will love all the insider details about rehearsals and how to deal with actors who don t always make the process easy

    14. I wish it was longer I know it s a weird comment for a novella but it s true I would have liked to see what Karen Krossing would have done if she made it longer and fleshed out the characters What would Briar have done if there were different kinds of setbacks That kind of thing.

    15. Good story, but the execution failed to grab me The narrator frustrated me it was painful to see her attitude in the first half of the book I think if I was younger, I might have appreciated this one .

    16. Great little story about teen students struggling to learn and grow at a performing arts high school As the would be directors learn from their teacher, A successful director empowers actors to create great art as a team pg 56

    17. A determined young woman with a dream and a vision She definitely beats to her own drum My favorite line was right in the beginning Briar says Trends Are For Followers An nice quick read with heart Absolutely sweet.I won this book through.

    18. Please save your time and not read this There is no character developments and I wish I could somehow get back the time I wasted reading it

    19. I only read the orca books to catch up on my reading challenge I think I m done doing that now They were fine when I was younger but now they completely bore me.

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