"I’m Not Interested in More Allies. I Need Advocates."
We Have Suffered Enough
The ASSITEJ Artistic Gathering 2019
Livestreaming Performance of Etiquette, or the Perfect Human by Stereo Akt (Hungary)
Irene Loy articulates six cogent alternatives to the hero's desire.
Renouncing and Diversifying 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.
The Trickster and the Child
In this fourth installment, Irene Loy discusses the Trickster and child characters, exploring how play factors in their story arcs.
Receiving and Defending
I Know What I Want and I Know What I Don’t Want
In this installment, Irene Loy discusses how characters receive desire versus defend themselves against unwanted desire, delving into the difference of consent and dissent.
The Caregiver’s Desire—“I want something good for you.”
In this installment, Irene Loy discusses the Caregiver character, who genuinely wants what’s best for other (often the main) characters.
Rethinking Desire in Dramatic Writing
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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