Having just finished the second draft of the third full-length play I’ve written in the last 2 years, I am wondering about the direction I am going in as a dramatist. I have a long history of working in the theatre as a director, playwright and adaptor, and my preferences are pretty much set. I am not greatly interested in strong external conflicts. I believe this type of dramatic storytelling belongs in the cinema. Movies do such a good job with narrative that develops from characters in conflict with one another. I happen to agree with Albert Camus who wrote that “there is no true theatre without language and style, nor any dramatic work which does not . . . involve human fate in all its simplicity and grandeur.” So, having unconsciously adopted that concept long ago, I will continue to write about the human condition in all its grandeur, and hope that I can find a dramatic language that blends the classical and the contemporary.
Causes Anthony Maulucci Supports
Greenpeace, Amnesty Inernational, American Cancer Society, Red Cross, Save the Children