Sometimes you just have to open the Jack.
Tamara Federici’s production notes show why some playwrights ought to write fiction and be done with it. I particularly liked this one:
Regarding pauses: short pauses are short, three seconds or so, like the time it takes to sneak out a little fart, i.e. Lucia’s line “No, I told you to bring me the head of Cornel, not [little fart] Gary.”
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