Where are you from?

I am originally from Sussex County- a little town called Stockholm- New Jersey.

What is the project you are working on at SPACE?

I’m working on several different projects. A play that I just finished was published by 53rd State, and I kept making changes during the run so we are going to do a second printing. I am going back and adding to the research footnotes. I was very rushed when first doing it so now I’m going back and making it more thorough. I have a play opening in September so I’m trying to finish that. I’m also working on a new play that I’m hopefully going to stage with my new theater company, 7 Daughters of Eve Thtr. & Perf. Co., in 2017. And I’m translating the fourth act of An Enemy of the People by Henrik Ibsen from the original Danish. I’m doing a really bad translation because I don’t speak Danish but I enjoy translating it because of what the Scandinavian syntax reveals about the modes of thought in that culture and the way it opens up new possibilities of meaning in our own language. I’m going to an Ibsen conference in Norway in his hometown in October.

Where have you been spending most of your time at SPACE?

I’ve been in the barn in the morning. Afternoon I go on the back porch of Kay Hall.

Do you have to transition, take breaks and move around?

Well, I got up and got a cup of tea a while ago. I feel like the breaks for meals are already built in so I don’t need to break as much. I do transition projects though.

If you were reincarnated as a farm animal which one would you be?

I mean there are no pigs here but I really like pigs. I’m gonna say a cow or an ox because that is my chinese astrological sign. I really think that cows are really contemplative and basic but really present at the same time.

Interviewed by Emma C. Geer