Tagged: silence

Playwriting

“You are one of those girls, that arrives from nowhere and departs the same way. You seem present but removed?” Will, ‘pURe’

Love that line. I am drafting my next work, which is again different, to my last 5 plays. I enjoy the intimacy of the stage with my characters, however I like to mix it up with film. Thinking about their interests, and back stories, and their secrets. We all have them. Looking forward to a play reading, in a month or two, nothing like seeing the work take shape.

Language is like oxygen – but so is silence. Sitting in an empty room, brings a wild imagination, and thoughts that wonder on for miles.

I am not one of those people, who write everyday. I write when I want to. This brings depth and colour to my work, when writing from the heart.

What is your experience with writing plays?

Inspiration

Rain. People. Silence is sublime. Walking down the street, to see a frail woman struggle with her umbrella, a child screaming uncontrollably, and the mother trying to make sense of what she should do. I know what that feels like. A couple hold hands, there is this aroma of aioli, coffee and bacon wafting from a local cafe. The library does not have the book I want, so request it. Urban existence can be so loud, the noise can be deafening at times. Indulging in books is luxurious, especially the biographical kind. I have watched certain films in the last day, titles like ‘restless’ and ‘The Deep Blue Sea’ featuring great actors like Rachel Weisz, for research purposes. ‘Love’ is something everyone should experience, at least once in their life. I mean that ‘butterfly’ sensation that you get, when you ache for the other half of you, nothing else compares. What inspires you?