So, I’ve decided to use this online-offline community of writers as a mechanism to start producing this play I’ve been developing over the last year. After some interesting breakthroughs during the rehearsal process of the play I’ve been involved in as an actress (The Lady from Dubuque by Edward Albee, performed at Vrijdagtheater, Nijmegen), it’s going rather well. So far.
So, I’ve joined this NaNoWriMo thing (National Novel Writing Month). Although I’m not writing a novel, and I’m not interested of reaching 50.000 words by the end of November 2013. I am purely interested in a finished product. Which I can then perhaps produce the coming season.
The project of this play [working title: Antigone] involves some of my obsessions that I seem unable to un-think. Existentialism (my old friend Sartre, always on my mind), feminism and authoritarianism (Judith Butler), self-reflection (Plato), the role of the author (yes, Barthes is in there), the question of becoming (Badiou, Deleuze), and the power of the word and revelation (Banjamin, my friend). Looks like it is going to be too philosophical to be ever understood by anyone but me, but well, at least then I’m the right person to write it.
If you’re interested in following my progress… http://nanowrimo.org/participants/nobyeni