The enigmatic playwright discusses her Florida roots, Ugly Lies the Bones and writing to heal.
Tell us about your childhood growing up. Could you tell us what your family is like?
What is your earliest memory of theater?
What was the first play you read/specific playwright's work you admired? Did this inspire you to pursue a playwriting career or was it something else?
What has inspired you to write any particular piece of work? Could you give us a few examples of your earlier work and compare it to more recent work. How does it differ or relate?
From my understanding, Ugly Lies the Bone is a unique take on what it means to understand pain and healing, through being able to displace yourself from it. Where did the inspiration come from to write this and what would you like audiences to take from Jess' journey?
How does it feel to have your work produced and brought to the stage? What is that process like and how much involvement do you have as a playwright?
Similarly, what has it been like bringing Ugly Lies the Bone to Roundabout?
Tell us about your education at Tisch, Hunters College, and currently Yale. Was there a particular instructor or experience that was especially crucial to your creative development as an artist?
What advice would you share with an aspiring playwright?
Are you working on your next project already and if so, could you tell us a little bit about it?
Some personal favorites: What is your favorite movie, book or TV show?