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A biography of Tennessee Williams inspired Anthony La Russo to write "The Architecture of Sleep." The play, about unrequited love and the way the past comes back to haunt us, involves a fortyish, wealthy, widowed art collector and her younger, starving artist boyfriend, who attempts to sell her photos taken by his sexually ambiguous housemate. Meanwhile an old high school friend visits, toting skeletons from the closet and sexual intrigue.
"Im not interested in sexuality for titillation's sake," says LaRusso. "It's a chance to relate more humanly to someone the spiritual aspect [and show how] characters want it." LaRussso says he favors a laissez-faire directing technique. I want authentic performances, not canned. I have a sense of exploration. I want to work with their goals and motivations.
City College of San Francisco
I’m a storyteller. A secret actor who writes. Start out with words and then start playing the characters. Flip that. Any place is a stage. Any vision is a scene. All drama is fair game. All of life.
The overriding desire of everyone I feel is to be heard. Heard, seen, acknowledged. Everything's been written. Sure. Write it again. Different. Descriptive. Definitive.
From Chicago; lived in San Francisco, and now, New York. Am entranced with communications and silences. Love reaching out to people from long-ago. I remember sparks. I rejigger my own through dreamwork. I am sure the world is far beyond what we see.
Ever since I started playwriting I'm compelled to find paths for characters’ essences. How long can someone can stay in a space before they have to exit? And when do they finally return?
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