Friday Phone Call # 28
Today I'm talking to Tony Graham, a UK Theater for Young Audiences director who was also recently a Fellow here. I have to admit that I have had very little direct experience with the front edge of this sector and I am just so impressed by the depth of thinking, the complexity of the issues involved, the range of aesthetic and thematic approaches, and frankly the many different ways I am wrong about what I presume the issues to be. Not that I ever thought that the thinking wasn't deep or the issues complex but hearing the ways in which they are diving into the issues, and the trails the thinking is going down is a rush of inspiration for me. I am moved by his discussion of censorship; it's more complex than you think it is if this is not your field. I am inspired by the specifics of his inquiry around impact, relevance, and responsibility of TYA theater makers. And the effortlessly international group of bright spot bombs Tony drops into the discussion for anyone who wants to follow these leaders as they push further into the big questions uncovered in this work.
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