Directing Love Letters
Ambrose, Dana Elizabeth
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In a lot of ways, I felt pressure to direct something that promoted an issue or theory that I believed in strongly. Unfortunately, I wasn't finding material that fit into that category, at least not material that I wanted to direct for my SIP. During my search through bookstores and libraries I came across A.R. Gurney's Love Letters. I loved the script, but worried that the script lacked the eccentricism necessary for my proposal to be accepted above all others in our department. Previous student productions had included strong messages on the meaning of theatre, women's rights, and racial struggles. The directors had used experimental theatre styles and staged world premier scripts. Student directors didn't tend to produce shows that had been on Broadway about upper class white America in love. Yet the more I plays that I read the more seriously I considered the well written script that created a beautiful love story, that was so much more. It was life story. I finally decided to propose Love Letters. Better a proposal for a play that I loved and was passionate about than a play that fit in with the "off the beaten path" style that seemed to be expected of student directors. I never made Love Letters anything more than what it was. I did not claim to be changing the face of theatre, exploring some rarely done piece, or diving into some complex political/social issue that I wanted to make a point about. For me, Love Letters was a beautifully written love story, about life, and how it takes us so many different places and how often we put something ahead of what's in our heart, be it for social, monetary, or family reasons. It was entertaining and moving to read, I wanted to share the pleasure and pain that I found in the script with my actors and an audience.
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