You’d also be hard pressed to find any other artist who, on the second day of a workshop of his new play at the Banff Centre is being lied to by some of his best friends and collaborators, who are telling him that they are going back to their rooms by themselves to “chill out”. They are doing this – lying to their colleague, and pretending not to exclude him – for what feel like absolutely legitimate reasons.
Frank: There’s your authentic body, and the imaginary body they put on you. In the able bodied realm of performing, that imaginary body gets put on them a lot. What happens if you’re disabled, or paralyzed, and the imaginary body they want to put on you just isn’t going to happen?