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March 20, 2012

Q: By the same token, isnít Douglas Porch a thing of beauty in his own right? Why privilege John Snyder? What are you sacrificing, and why?

A: What do we sacrifice when performing King Lear? Or kabuki theater? Despite the opportunity cost, the rewards are overwhelmingly compelling. Who cares whether Doug Porch wakes up, showers, punches in on a job? But this [character] is a rare and golden moment of intentionality. What this show achieves in quiet moments transcends the Sistine Chapel, Guernica, jazz. Itís an honor to perform. I will say, I plan to direct 2013. Iím very excited.