29 May '14, 4am

Edith Podesta of Dark Room x8 on imprisonment, Singapore's theater scene and the future:

Edith Podesta of Dark Room x8 on imprisonment, Singapore's theater scene and the future:

What was the inspiration behind Dark Room x8 ? I was inspired by a letter Oscar Wilde wrote to Lord Alfred Douglas while in Reading Gaol in Berkshire, England. In the letter, Wilde speaks about his future reintegration into society. I was inspired to give voice to Singapore’s returning citizens by theatrically recreating the prison experience, from pre-trial to imprisonment. How would you describe your directorial style? It changes depending on the type of play I’m working on. If it’s a devised piece, then I work in collaboration with the actors and the creative team—it’s my belief that many heads are better than one. However, it’s a slightly different process for Dark Room x8, as I focus more on the people I’m writing about—the audience I’m writing for then become my collaborators. Who are some of your favourite actors and actresses? Anthony Hopkins, Judi Dench, Edward No...

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