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INTERVIEW: Dead Letters Inspire Theatrical Connections at Early Stages

“'One thing that feels special to me about this specific project is the idea that the audience members get to take on a role of somebody else’s loved one, to try to exercise empathy. It’s sort of like how an actor would take on a role, and try to find empathy in that character…. As the receiver you’re getting an imagined version of your person. So, there’s multiple layers of play happening, and role playing, all with the intention that it’s about the audience members feeling like they can connect with strangers, essentially… You can glean so much from the actual handwriting; there is something kind of vulnerable, we don’t usually give and receive handwritten things anymore… it’s all digital.'”

Read the full interview here.


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