A lot of people may be under the impression I don’t do much writing anymore. In a sense that’s true, because I don’t blog as much. But I do have a fairly busy writing schedule. As one of the editors of Chance, I’m often slammed with beautiful and ambitious pieces. For instance, in the current issue, I have a lengthy profile on the work of Kenneth Collins of Temporary Distortion. It’s not online so you can only get it by purchasing a lovely, lovely copy of the magazine online or on newsstands around NYC.
I also have a feature in the current issue of American Theatre magazine, on the amazing scenic designer Mimi Lien. That one is online. We had a great chat, including this personal favorite bit:
“Okada described what he wants to do this way: ‘I don’t want to create the image onstage—I want it to be in the actor’s head, and find the most direct way to put that into the audience’s mind,’” Lien explains. “That may not involve creating that image onstage at all. It may actually be a combination of movement and text that creates what he calls a ‘richer image’ in the audience’s mind. What that meant to me is that I needed to create the most blank and neutral space possible. It was one of the hardest artistic design questions I’ve had to wrestle with.”