What is your name and where are you from?
My name is Sarah DeLappe. I’m coming here from Brooklyn, New York, but I’m originally from Reno, Nevada.
What projects are you working on here at the farm?
I’m working on two different projects. One is a play that I’m trying to make into a second draft. And the other is brand new play that I don’t want to talk about because it is still just so brand new. I came here with thirty pages and now I’m going to try and make it... grow. The one I can tell you about that’s not top secret is called His Wife, the Beautician. It’s an EST/Sloan commision.
What exactly is a Sloan Commision?
You propose a topic that is hard science related; so no astrology or psychology. And it has to be informative, I don’t want to say educational but the idea is you’re making a play that makes real science accessible. Mine is about earthquakes but there are many about DNA or physics or etc. You have to apply for it.
What’s next for you after you leave the farm?
Right when I depart I’ll be going into rehearsal for a totally different project all summer. I’ll be working on The Wolves at New York Stage and Film for five weeks right after SPACE. Then I’ll be doing it with The Playwrights Realm in September. So I’m going into something like eleven weeks of rehearsal for this play. I’m very excited. And then, well I don’t want to get my expectations too high but I do hope to have the second draft of my commision done before I leave and send it once I’m back in the city.
If you could be reincarnated as a farm animal which would you choose?
Hmmm, a donkey. They’re pretty majestic and live happy lives but they’re always overshadowed by the horse. So they’re kinda the underdog in the barnyard world.
Where have you been spending most of your time here?
The chicken coop, I love the isolation of it. I always like to work with few distractions.