Monday, September 20, 2010

I Interview Playwrights Part 260: Sibyl Kempson

Sibyl Kempson

Hometown: Stockholm. NJ

Current Town: NYC and Tannersville, PA

Q:  What are you working on now?

A:  Grant applications

Q:  Tell me, if you will, a story from your childhood that explains who you are as a writer or as a person.

A:  I heard something in my dad's basement one night. It kept me up all night. I was a little kid. It was a like banging, which happened at intervals and culminated in a terrible grinding sound. It scared the living shit out of me. I never found out what it was. I am certain it was diabolical in nature.

Q:  If you could change one thing about theater, what would it be?

A:  The idea of what theater is.

Q:  Who are or were your theatrical heroes?

A:  Mac Wellman.

Q:  What kind of theater excites you?

A:  Theater that doesn't look like theater and feels like religious ritual.

Q:  What advice do you have for playwrights just starting out?

A:  Use your right brain, not your left brain.

1 comment:

joshcon80 said...

I loved "The Potatoes of August" so much.