Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Home Free at Last

I can't believe I missed this when it happened - Lanford Wilson died at the age of 73. More on Wilson here.

I have not read much of his, but what I know has moved me. Burn This and Home Free. Home Free still haunts me, and it was the first time, as an actor, I felt immersed in every fiber of a character to the point where it affected my daily life. I love Joanna and always will. The butterfly monologue of Burn This I need to keep forever. It's beautiful and disturbing in the most lovely of ways.

I should read more of his. It speaks to me.

Rest in peace, Lanford Wilson. The playwrighting community has lost a true artist.

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