Thursday, August 30, 2012
WOF playwright Diane Exavier on the Transparency of Process
Playwriting is the “process by which wrights make plays.” Something that is really important to me is the transparency of process, because, kind of like photosynthesis (watch me try to build this bridge), it’s almost as if something chemical happens between what I’m writing on all of these crumpled pieces of paper (that are then transcribed to various electronic devices) and what an audience is seeing and hearing in those words. The result is so filling, so necessary, so real.
This is why I wanted to get on board with Write Out Front: because playwrights make plays like plants make food; and we all need to eat, eat, eat, and breathe, breathe, breathe. So it’s my job to write, write, write.
*I totally have normal-sized lungs.
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