The multi-talented Anu Yadav speaks out about her work as a performer, educator and playwright, her one woman play 'Capers,' and more in this interview with The Pickwyck!
Tell us about your first theater experience or earliest memory of it?
What or who inspired you to pursue a career in playwriting, performance and teaching? You really are a jack of all trades!
Tell us about your educational experiences, having received your MFA at the University of Maryland, College Park. Was there a particular instructor and/or experience that inspired you? Similiarly, what do you wish to convey to your students during workshops and the like?
As a playwright, what ideas strike you most and lead you to write plays?
Was there a particular experience or individual you met while working in theater that changed you as an artist?
If you could switch places with anyone alive or dead, who would it be and why? (Maybe to write a play about that experience! Who would be a good subject to write/portray and angle would you take?)
Is there an upcoming project you are working on you can share with us?
What does theater mean to you?
As a female playwright, what difficulties have you had to face to get your work produced (I read this year is down in the numbers of plays written by women being produced in theaters around the country)?
How would you advise playwrights on handling rejection (as a fellow writer, I understand how close we can get to our work)?
How did you first get involved with Forum theatre? Tell us about your experiences there thus far?
Tell us about Capers. How did this idea come about? When did you begin writing this piece and what has its journey been like thus far (from what I've read, it's toured the country and been in schools too!)
What would you like audiences to take from this production? Also, why did you choose to make this a one woman show? You also perform your work, do you find this challenging or simpler?
What has it been like working with Patrick Crowley? What is the vision for this production and how is it different from past productions?