About a year ago I contributed an interview to Adam Szymkowicz’s website, which contains an amazing catalogue of interviews with working playwrights – literally hundreds of them. He’s a very interesting writer himself, and going through his questions was a lot of fun. Going through his collection of interviews is a major rabbit hole for anyone interested in playwriting.
I post this here very belatedly, mainly because I was just reminded of it. Much of the interview overlaps with things I’ve said elsewhere, about writing, about the overlaps between fiction and theatre, but two minor points – about a theatre of lowered stakes, and about accommodating theatre to popular taste (through ideas like phone-friendly seating areas) – are ideas I’d like to expand upon, hopefully soon, here if nowhere else. In the mean time, there’s a lovely rabbit hole.