Irene Loy articulates six cogent alternatives to the hero's desire.
In this last installment, Irene Loy discusses a character’s drive to renounce their desire, and advocates for diversifying how desire is written for stage and film.
In this fourth installment, Irene Loy discusses the Trickster and child characters, exploring how play factors in their story arcs.
In this installment, Irene Loy discusses how characters receive desire versus defend themselves against unwanted desire, delving into the difference of consent and dissent.
In this installment, Irene Loy discusses the Caregiver character, who genuinely wants what’s best for other (often the main) characters.
In this first installment, Playwright Irene Loy discusses how the Hero’s Journey traditionally exists in Western dramatic form and advocates alternative ways of portraying heroes.
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