What do you talk about on the plane? You’re there with the Aristides and a
handful of delegates. What’s
the small-talk when history is being made?
I always found this the hardest part of playwriting… that transformation
from a character’s ordinary lives to their heroic selves. When I did my Antigone
adpatation it was frustrating to think about what these characters did before
the shit hit the fan. What was Lady Macbeth doing before that fateful day her
horned-up, blood-soaked husband returned bearing the sweet stench of war
and the sizzle of ambition? This goes back to my constant obsession on history
and biography, political and personal, the many and the one. Where is your
place in history today – right here, right now?
Oh and I’m gonna go ahead and predict a smear of Congressman
Maxine Waters for her helping the Aristides through this crisis.
And where the hell can I buy my own sat-phone?