Original interview 10/21

What is your name? Where are you from?

I’m Sarah DeLappe. I’m from Reno, NV, and now New York.

What is the project you’re working on at SPACE?

I’ve been working on a couple of different things up here, but mostly this new play that I just work-shopped the night before I got here at Brooklyn College. So, it was perfect timing to start really unpacking it. It’s a play about my hometown, Reno, NV. I’ve been creating a fictional map of sorts and trying to map every scene in a different place in the Reno of my childhood.

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

I like working in my room here. I’ve been staying in the Belle Room, which has a beautiful desk. Even though I’m at this beautiful farm with all of these lovely spaces, I always end up working in my bed or at my desk. It’s just thrilling to have a studio of my own where I can spread out all of my notes. The Belle room is great because it has two twin beds and a desk, so I can just rotate between the two beds and the desk for hours (laughs). I’ve also been working in the corncrib, I went outside on the porch of Kay Hall, but it’s been chilly this week so I had to wrap myself in a scarf and hunker down over my laptop. I feel like it’s all about the windows. You just want to be somewhere with a good view of the outdoors. It’s been a little too cold to work outside this week, but the views have been astonishing. These leaves, I mean, the leaf peeping up here has been off the chain!

What’s coming up next for you and your project?

I’m going to do a workshop of this play at some point in the fall, TBD. I’m excited to get some actors in here to crack open this play.

If you were reincarnated as a farm animal, which farm animal would you be and why?

I think I would be a wild boar. I would be on the outskirts of a farm, a very pleasant farm with happy animals. I would be the wild boar, roaming the borders of the farm; sometimes I’d try to sneak in and hang out with the pigs, or terrorize the farm children. You know, that sort of thing.

Interview by Matt McAlister