PLAYWRIGHT WADE BRADFORD TALKS ABOUT
HIS PLAY, “PROMEDY”
Q. WHAT INSPIRED YOU TO WRITE THIS PLAY?
A. "Promedy" came about in several ways. I had been kicking an idea about a comedy about the prom. (Which is basically how I came up with the title, by squishing those two words together.) Next, I wanted to write about students and the different ways they communicate. That's why text-messaging, comic deception, and miscommunication are a large part of the story. Finally, I wanted to create a play that was just plain funny.
Q: WHAT'S YOUR FAVORITE PART OR LINE IN THE PLAY? WHY?
A: I love Dante's rants and Beatrix's monologue in defense of the prom. I think those two characters will be fun to play.
Q: WHERE DID THE CHARACTERS COME FROM? ARE THEY BASED ON PEOPLE YOU KNOW?
A: Dante is an egotistical drama geek and a self-proclaimed eccentric. He's basically patterned after me. The other characters are a combination of my own inventions and references to people I have known over the years.
Q: WHAT DID YOU TRY TO ACHIEVE WITH THIS PLAY?
A: Even though some of the characters do and say ridiculous things, I hope that I have created a play that shows the joys and frustration of high school life, and that strange tradition we call the prom.
Q: DO YOU HAVE ANYTHING ELSE YOU'D LIKE TO ADD?
A: Thanks to the good folks at Eldridge. I strongly encourage aspiring playwrights to submit their work to this excellent company.