PLAYWRIGHT REID CONRAD TALKS ABOUT HIS PLAY
LOS OCHOS, A DANCE WITH DEATH
Q: WHAT INSPIRED YOU TO WRITE THIS PLAY?
A: Being a lover of fantasy and fable, I thought a Spanish version of "Brigadoon meets The Devil and Daniel Webster meets The Lottery" might be fun.
Q: WHAT'S YOUR FAVORITE PART OR LINE IN THE PLAY? WHY?
When Rosita, after the town's pact with Marco is broken, still wants to go with him.
Q: WHERE DID THE CHARACTERS COME FROM? ARE THEY BASED ON PEOPLE YOU KNOW?
A: The characters are inventions of my mind after being influenced by thousands of films, plays and books!
Q: WHAT DID YOU TRY TO ACHIEVE WITH THIS PLAY?
A: I wanted strong characters for actors and challenging choices for them to make in enacting their roles.
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