After taking the month of July off, we return with a lively chat with playwright Aya Ogawa, whose play The Nosebleed is currently at Lincoln Center Theater. In this autobiographical play, four other actors play different versions of Ogawa, while Ogawa herself—who also directs—briefly plays her own son, and, in extended and extraordinary instance of channeling, her late father, whose death some years ago in many ways inspired the play. In this wide-ranging interview, Ogawa talks about her very embodied, engaged creative process, about how the American theatre has (and hasn’t) responded to calls for change, and what success and failure mean to her.
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