my directors blog deep thought for the night is:
The actors are finding such tender and raw moments in this beautiful script, it had me and the stage manager weeping. I cannot wait to share this with Columbus audiences.
and a little something about why I picked the play….
I’m dyslexic. It, and the coping/over compensating I’ve learned creep into every part of my life. I have a hard time finding the “right” words. Communicating has always had a physical aspect to it. In creating/performing for the stage my work starts with the body. Finally when I read Jenny Schwartz’s words I found someone who uses words the way I use movement: something beyond merely using it as a way to get from point A to point B. In “God’s Ear” the text is not straight forward dialogue. From the words there is at once poetry, communication, lack of communication, and a range of emotions. The language does more than describe surfaces wants and needs. The language is art. The language is movement. When I read the script I fell in love with the words and world of catharsis those words wove. Simply reading the script is touching, but now, armed with an amazing cast, crew, and design team, the play is taking on a new dimension, creating a production with which I am so lucky and proud to be a part.