Just went to see one of the most extraordinary pieces of theatre yet. Raoul was liberating, profound, beautiful and inspiring. I cried almost four times, stood up and shrieked at the end and found myself utterly moved and not wanting to leave my seat when the lights came back on.
This is why I create theatre. This man and his world that he created onstage is why I make the work I do. It connected on such a visceral level with the audience. Every element onstage was alive. Every prop, puppet, lighting state, lighting spot, sound, movement, the scrim, the ladder, even the backstage hands who came on at one point within the work, were there FOR a REASON. And it made complete sense even without words, without dialogue, without the need for any linear narrative whatsoever.
notes from the city of stairs
I'm currently studying towards a MFA (Masters in Fine Arts) in play writing at Columbia in New York City. This page is for me to collect my thoughts, scribbles, images, ideas and inspirations over the next three years. Enjoy the rambling :-)