There’s this sense that of course you want to be famous. When you’re a performer, of course you want an audience, but it’s very, very different from courting fame.
The first time that I appeared on stage, it scared me to death. I really didn’t know what all the yelling was about.
I don’t have an audience in mind when I write. I’m writing mainly for myself. After a long devotion to playwriting I have a good inner ear. I know pretty well how a thing is going to sound on the stage, and how it will play. I write to satisfy this inner ear and its perceptions. That’s the audience I write for.
I am a typed director. If I made Cinderella, the audience would immediately be looking for a body in the coach.