|Sarah Blubaugh & |
Cody Fitzpatrick Steele
Presented as part of the 2019 Colombi New Plays Festival, we have had a marvelous run following an extended development process.
Last weekend my new children’s play About a Ghoul closed at Talespinner Children’s Theatre. I wrote that piece in about eight weeks, last November and December. I recently found notes from late 2013, which were my exploratory writing for this play. I’d had it on a list of “plays I would like to write” for longer than that. It was just said “George Michael” but I knew what it meant.
In the past five years we've read it in a bar downtown, in Valdez, Alaska, and in the Waterloo Arts District. It's been produced on the West Side and the East Side. Dani and Charles have gotten around.
It’s an intimate, two-person work that keeps the audience guessing until almost the end. A real psychological mystery. Each development process the script has changed, even here; at the suggestion of director Tyler JC Whidden we removed a few words, just a few, and in doing so extended the mystery even further so that the reveal was all the more satisfying.
Theater is all about collaboration, even or especially the writing.
Read "The Way I Danced With You" at New Play Exchange.
Ensemble Theatre present The Way I Danced With You through Sunday, April 7, 2019.