Friday Phone Call # 12
I woke up this morning thinking about war and veterans and re-entry and the strange place I feel myself caught in—between wanting to support the individuals while being deeply opposed to the war itself. Ellen’s made a huge body of work focused on the veteran, from her adaptations of Greek plays to her current musical project, Inconnu, and including the recently seen (in NYC) Septimus and Clarissa, which she adapted from Virginia Woolf. I had a sense she’d be able to articulate a response for me to what it was I’ve been feeling. It’s a really powerful conversation. Long, again, because these calls just don’t take fifteen minutes no matter what we do. But stay with it—it keeps expanding and unfolding and turning back to the beginning. And she nails what I was after in several ways.
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