Core Writer Carlyle Brown is at the Playwrights’ Center this week, workshopping his play Finding Fish with director Noël Raymond and actors Terry Hempleman, Tracey Maloney, Robert Dorfman, Dustin Bronson. There will be a public reading of the play on Wednesday, June 24 at 2 p.m. at the Playwrights’ Center. We asked Carlyle a few questions.
What are you working on this year?
I’m working on being a better writer. I’m working on being a better human being. I’m working on myself. Hopefully this will be something I can share.
Who or what inspires you?
Words from Dylan Thomas, “In My Craft and Sullen Art”
“Not for the proud man apart
From the raging moon I write
On these spindrift pages
Nor for the towering dead
With their nightingales and psalms
But for the lovers, their arms
Round the griefs of the ages,
Who pay no praise or wages
Nor heed my craft or art.”
What kind of theater or art excites you?
I believe that we human beings are emotional creatures. That we are driven by a matrix of neural pathways, preceptors and hormones surging through our bodies giving us feeling, sensations and the experience of life with an intellect following behind struggling to make sense of it all. Art without emotional content should be taken out to the backyard and shot.