Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Parabasis: The Unknown:

Yesterday I was interviewing set designer Beowulf Borritt for American Theatre. And he told me that he in general does at least 20 shows a year. This year, he's doing 31. It's the only way a designer can make a living of course, unless you teach or have a few shows on Broadway paying you good royalties. And I asked him something along the lines of how many of those shows are ones he feels strongly about or believes in. And his answer struck me as relevant to the above questions: "One a year, if I'm lucky. But you don't know going in whether it's going to end up being one of those shows."