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Music director Rona Siddiqui and music coordinator Tomoko Akaboshi discuss their integral roles both in bringing ‘A Strange Loop’ to life and opening doors to underrepresented artists.
Now I’m circling back, learning everything I can about where I came from, and it feels like waking up into an old life.
At the end of the day, Will has clearly tasked himself with the objective of making us recognize and understand his characters in all their full-blown ambivalence and eloquence, without judgment, without agenda.
Empathy may be a potent force for understanding, but can it be liberally applied in all cases?
Few determine fate as certainly as deities and playwrights. Like gods, writers construct and puppeteer their own universe, prescribing its rules and making its citizens love, fight, and die.
Most of my plays end with a question. In a way, this is an admission of guilt. It is me, the playwright, admitting that I do not have the answers to the questions I pose.
The satiric edge of the play and its politics are a touch more forward, but tonally, the play never sits still.
The Nahargarh Fort rests on a ridge overlooking the city of Jaipur, India. It was erected in the 18th century with a dual purpose: a retreat for the maharaja and a defense structure with sweeping views. But when Jaclyn Backhaus visited, on a family trip in 2007, she was struck by the view from within.