Review Fix chats with playwright Glory Kadigan, who discusses her new production “Till We Meet Again.” Breaking down her creative process and goals for the production, Kadigan gives us an inside look at her process and vision.
About the Production:
A granddaughter bonds with her grandfather as she helps him confront the regrets of his youth in Glory Kadigan‘s riveting play featuring David L. Carson as Robert, a former surgeon having served in Guadalcanal during World War 2. Through magical realism, Kadigan’s work explores the regrets of his youth and how his granddaughter helped him confront them. Broadway veteran, Tonya Pinkins, helms this premiere at the Theatre at the 14th Street Y, 344 E 14th St, New York City.
Running January 11-26. Tickets available at https://14streety.secure.force.com/ticket#details_a0S36000007OsctEAC.
Review Fix: What was the inspiration for this project?
Glory Kadigan: I was interested in writing a play about World War Two but from a perspective that is usually not highlighted.
Review Fix: What’s your creative process like?
Kadigan: Well for me, I wrote most of my plays at La Mama Umbria. I train as a writer with Erik Ehn out there – and he is excellent at helping writers generate new material. So after some time of doing various writing exercises and freeing the mind up, the play suddenly comes. The first draft is fast. I can just be writing straight for 2-3 days. And then, about a month later, when I’m back in New York, the rewrites begin. After we have a closed reading of the script, and I can hear the play aloud, I continue doing rewrites.
Review Fix: What are your ultimate goals for this production or your company for the future?
Kadigan: To continue to present entertaining plays which discuss social justice issues.
Review Fix: What’s next?
Kadigan: I’m directing a play at La Mama in the Spring entitled The Floor Is Lava, written by Alex Riad.