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Which implies that the real issue in art is the audience’s response. Now I claim that when I make things, I don’t care about the…
I acted in junior high in the junior high school group, and then when I got into senior high I was, you know, the main…
I’m there to make a kind of theatrical music that is desperately missing in my life. And if other people don’t like it, I’m very…
From that time through the time I was a New Dramatist, when I was something like twenty-two, I saw absolutely everything in New York. Absolutely…
As I told you, from the time I was fifteen, I thought the theater was too much involved with actors trying to make the audience…
All the dialogue on tape, and we’d play the tape in performance. Then I thought it’d be interesting if the actor’s repeated what they heard…
You know, actually, I went to Yale because I wanted to stay out of the army.
There is no work of art that has ever been made that is absolutely truthful about life.
What really happened was one day I decided to write a new kind of play.
One does not devote one’s life in art to shock an audience.
Quite the opposite. I might fall on my face, but I feel born again.
My play is the ultimate expression of my feeling of the twilight of Western civilization.
Now, when I started my theater, the modus operandi was having the actors stare right into the audience.
If I wasn’t in the theater, I would be a hermit.
I’ve been trying to figure out for at least the last 10 years how to force myself into something more risky.
I realized that I had to be honest about where I was, where I was coming from, and what I was trying to do.
I was enchanted by the escape into that meticulous world that seemed real yet not… well, it seemed not real, but very detailed and meticulous,…
So I decided to start writing plays, and went to Yale.
It’s true, I don’t like the real world.
Because even at the age of fifteen, I used to go see all the Broadway shows and feel that they were sentimental, that they were…
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