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|Posted: Thu Jun 12th, 2014 04:42 am||
Thank you for posting this interview. I find it very inspiring and I will certainly return to it to tap into some of your terrific ideas. You caught my interest immediately with the mention of Romulus Linney. I was blessed to have Linney as one of my writing instructors when I was a student at U. of Penn. He was a great man.
I am not familiar with Sara Ruhl's work - I will be sure to check her out.
I particularly like the way you mix "concept" with "narrative" in your play ideas. Apparently, you think in dramatic terms - an excellent habit when working in theater (no duh, huh?).
I also like your suggestion to have a character do "the most inappropriate thing" as a way to approach comedy. I will take that suggestion as well.
I believe strongly in that immediate relationship between the actor and the audience. This is the aspect of theater that appeals to me the most. When I worked in film, I was awed by writer-directors who pursued a similar objective (John Cassavetes, Werner Herzog, Lars Von Trier, Harmony Korine) but I feel it exists in its most immediate form on the stage. Like a live musical performance by a great improvisational musician, whatever happens in that moment forges an intimacy that can't be dissolved or replicated.
I look forward to delving into your work. Thank you for sharing your thoughts.
- Jim C