|Director Steven Bogart|
The blessing is, of course, to work for this fabulous theater and to collaborate with a terrific cast, creative team, technical staff, and playwright. I feel lucky, and I love arriving each day for rehearsal to find a new design element appearing for us to use.
When I was thinking about how to describe the process of working on Dan Hunter's new play, I thought of the following haiku:
frog jumps in
and hits his head
(I know this is not five-seven-five, but the next one is):
Hunter writes a play
Actors come into the room
And that's how it's been going. I came aboard with Legally Dead last August around draft #12 and, as I write this, we are at draft #21. I think the script has finally settled in, maybe there will be a few more minor tweaks.
I love the bond that has happened between playwright and actors. When the collaboration is healthy it feels right, and this one feels right.
It has been a thrill to work with Dan on Legally Dead, and did I say I love Boston Playwrights' Theatre; the work they do here is vital to the health of our theater community.
-- Steven Bogart, Director