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You’ll see that the strong, the affirmative, the positive voice in any of the plays I’ve written is that of a woman. My men are,…
With so many young playwrights, the true craft of writing for living voices is not what it used to be. They write for attention spans…
People come to the Fountain Theatre because they’ve got hearts that are working and they’ve got heads that are working. They use the Fountain Theatre…
The reason I’m in San Diego is not because I want distance from South Africa but because I want proximity to the people I love.…
My life had been defined by the apartheid years. Now we were going into an era of democracy… and I believed that I didn’t really…
In South Africa, success never presented the problems that it presents in New York. In New York, if you happen to be the flavor of…
I can’t think of a single one of my plays that does not represent a coincidence between an external and an internal event. Something outside…
From early on there were two things that filled my life – music and storytelling, both of them provoked by my father. He was a…
A very close friend of mine keeps reminding me that since about the age of 50, I’ve been saying, ‘I’m finished. I haven’t got another…
Nobody can take what I love away from me. I would like to believe that love is the only energy I’ve ever used as a…
Theater will never, and never has, gotten audiences like film. But theater goes to work on society in a different and more subversive way.
The things that converge in the writing of a play come from a complex of motives, a genesis shrouded in a certain kind of mystery.
I’ve had one experience of writer’s block in my life, and it was living hell. It was a terror for me.
My essential identity is that of a writer.
I’ve always sensed for myself an obligation to bear witness to my time.
There are times in my 30 years in the theater that I have come perilously close to losing faith in the one form of action…
Creativity is very selfish. Scandalously so, in fact.
The toughest challenge I faced came right at the beginning of my career with ‘Blood Knot,’ which was trying to convince South African audiences that…
I think all of my writing life led up to the writing of ‘The Train Driver’ because it deals with my own inherited blindness and…
Night-time is when I brainstorm; last thing, when the family’s asleep and I’m alone, I think about the next day’s writing and plan a strategy…
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