I had a good question come at me the other day, about some work of mine.
‘Where are you in this work?’
It was a good question, to which my answer was: the complication. I had spent time in the complication, at times setting it up, at times stepping into it. I had really turned it over and felt it.
People will tell you character is decision under pressure – that’s where the complication arises. I’m right next to the characters when they make mistakes, side by side when they try to put it right. The complication is the story as much as the outcome.
And the outcome? I’m not putting out a statement I’m raising a question. I’ve been told that’s the best way to do it and I agree.
I’m handing over the work now to a director and a cast to organise a rehearsed reading. I’m looking forward to it very much, and I hope the play brings them the same fun, complicated fun, it has brought me. I look forward to finding out where I am when its out of my hands.