We are living in a time when for many people the most vulnerable amongst us are objects of scorn.
A woman enters a room. The room may be small or large, flooded with light or lit by a single candle.
A commission is an invitation to respond, to consider a point of view or a set of circumstances other than my own or of my own invention.
The Rex Cramphorn Memorial Lecture. Delivered at the Merlyn theatre, Malthouse, Melbourne, November 2006
“Who should I seek to please? How can I know what would please them?”
“A short play is within our grasp both emotionally and intellectually. Its totality can be held in the memory, its emotional force can be immediate.”
“I believe that the text of a play must exist without qualification, without either the explanations or the interpretations of its author; it must stand alone”