Apr 2, 2012

Quote for the Day

"There’s a guy who wrote a book about SITI Company, and he saw [Room] a number of times, and in rehearsal once, he asked Ellen Lauren (the performer of Room) what she was thinking or doing in that section that he found so moving, and she said, “I’m counting.”

And he got so upset, he said, “That can’t be, I went through so much emotion during that,” he would not accept that what she was doing and feeling in that section was counting. But that’s the odd paradox of the theatre, that often the most emotional moments for the audience are the least so for the actor.

-Anne Bogart, in an interview with Gus Schulenburg

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