“I am really interested in narratives for both queer characters and female characters that are way more complicated and way more authentic than the real estate that’s usually given to us,” says Jen Silverman. “I feel like queer characters are permitted to come out, as long as they take the whole play to do it and feel conflicted about it. And women are allowed to be onstage as long as they’re talking about their husband. I’m interested in the territories that these exceptions are taking up and being part of that conversation. And that to me feels personally and politically and artistically important.”
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