I think its funny when playwrights talk about theater being this dialogue between the play and the audience, as if the audience is actually allowed to participate. I almost think its something we playwrights tell ourselves to feel better about trapping people in the dark with no food or bathroom breaks.
On April 24th, after a fire alarm went off during tech rehearsal and propelled the fully-costumed cast of Sarah Ruhls Passion Play out into the Fort Greene night, a Brooklyn fireman got his chance to thank Jesus personally for all hed done for humankind.
In June of 1966, Robert F. Kennedy stood in front of a crowd of youthful supporters in Cape Town, South Africa and delivered a speech on the importance of individual liberty, apartheid, and the need for greater civil rights.
Anne Washburn: I suppose my question is, in setting a play on a working dairy farm are you writing about what you had, or about what you didnt have?