Sarah Phelps on Hunger and Story

“Are you hungry to tell a story?….You’ve got to love your audience, you’ve got to love your world, you’ve got to love your characters, you’ve got to absolutely live and breathe them. And even at 5 in the morning, where you’ve been up for 2 nights in a trot trying to get a script right, when you’re writing, if you giggle, or if you look up from what you’re doing and your face is a wash of tears, well done; you’ve got it; that’s how it is. Live it….You’ve got to absolutely love the people you’re telling the story to, and want to take them so that they will trust you–and then you can take them anywhere.”

-Sarah Phelps, Drama Quarterly, Dec. 21, 2016

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