What is your name and where are you from?
My name is Elizabeth Irwin, and I’m originally from Worcester, Massachusetts, and now I live in Brooklyn. In Fort Greene.
What is the project you’re working on at SPACE?
I’m doing a rewrite now, of a play that just had a reading at Playwrights realm. It’s about desegregation in schools, and so I’m kind of working on a little bit of a revamp of that.
Where have you been spending most of your time at SPACE?
Oh I get around. I love that we’re out in nature, so I’ve spent a lot of time outside, except on our rainiest day. I work a little bit in the morning in Kay Hall, but being outdoors is a treat, so I try to take advantage of that.
What’s coming up next for you and your project?
I have a play, My Mañana Comes, that was produced last year in New York, and it’s now being produced regionally, so that’s where I’m going tomorrow-I’m going to see a regional production of it in San Francisco, and then another one in Seattle.
If you were reincarnated as a farm animal, what farm animal would you be and why?
It’s an interesting question. I think, based on my experience this week, it’d have to be a horse. Because, I think of the way they’ve interacted with me, and that’s how I kind of interact with people: they can kind of be guarded at first, but then when they come towards you, they really give you a lot of affection, but they’re careful in their interactions, and they don’t mind staying back and observing, and seeing the situation. So that’s a role I think I’d be comfortable with on the farm.