by Patrick Hayes, dramaturg
Hello 4th Wall Readers!
My name is Patrick Hayes and I am the Dramaturg for BYU’s upcoming production of A Wrinkle in Time, directed by Rodger Sorensen. I am very excited for the upcoming production. We have a fabulous cast of actors and an excellent production crew that will be onboard to assure that this production’s version of AWIT is one of the best ever produced.
As this is my first venture into social media production blogging I will attempt, with each posting, to leave little snippets of ideas, actor interviews, script excerpts, photos, or other material that will help you, the reader, in gaining an insightful knowledge and picture of the production at hand.
With each post I will also try and post quotes from the script. I feel this will be a fun way to connect to the script / performance.
Let me tell you a few things that make this production so special:
1). We have a brand new script! Professor Sorenson and our playwright (Kate Forsythe) have been working on an adaptation of the book for the last three months.
2). A concept of audience interaction with the actors on stage that drives the principle story on stage.
3). An object oriented performance where found objects drive some of the action / interaction.
Until next time! I leave you with a quote from the script.
“Life, with its rules, its obligations, and its freedoms, is like a sonnet: You’re given the form, but you have to write the sonnet yourself. – Mrs. Whatsit”
― Madeleine L’Engle, A Wrinkle in Time