DUBERMAN: What I would imagine is that, after reviews come out for a theater, the director can tweak bits and you can alter your performance, whereas if there are less-than-glowing reviews for a television show, you can’t really do anything once they say, “Cut!”
SADOSKI: Personally, I’ve never worked on a piece of art, whether in the theater or in television, where the critics have any sort of impact in terms of what we’re trying to do. That’s not to dismiss them, those folks have a job to do just like everybody else and they have opinions like everybody else. In terms of being a group of professional artists who have to do something—the way I try to explain it the best is that if Critic A from publication A hates our show, and Critic B from publication B loves our show, what are we supposed to do with that? We have to just respect everyone’s opinions and go on making the show we want to make. I’ve never worked on a show that was altered by critical reception. You just can’t afford to do that. So in that regard, it’s actually no different that working in theater. It’s just a lot more voices.
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