Artistes urged to bare souls
Local artistes have been urged to lay their emotions bare when they are exercising their craft.
Award-wining playwright Lynn Nottage gave that piece of advice during her feature address at the Frank Collymore Literary Endowment Awards at the Grand Salle last Saturday.
“Emotional nakedness is what drives towards interesting theatre. Emotional nakedness is what drives toward interesting writing. Emotional nakedness is what drives towards interesting art,” she said.
Nottage, who won a Pulitzer Prize in 2009 for her play titled Ruin, directed her comments to the artistes in the crowd. She spoke to them on the question that she is often asked: Why write?
Members of the audience were caught up in an interesting tale told by a person who is seasoned in the craft. Writing and theatre run through her veins and by the time she was finished, the answer to the question was not in doubt.
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