It’s been a magnificent run, but yesterday afternoon Breathing Time was performed one last time at IATI Theatre. Within a few hours, the set had been removed and there remained little physical evidence of what had occurred.
The other night, I was speaking with a friend of mine who is also a talented and seasoned actor. He said that part of what makes plays so beautiful is the sheer fact that, unlike films, they do not last forever. They are an evanescent collaboration. An emotional, temporary shared event between artists and audiences. They are precious because they do not linger.
On a personal note, it’s been an absolute joy and privilege to work each and every day for the last few months with the artists who brought Breathing Time to life; I’d be hard-pressed to find more talented and hardworking actors and designers. Under the generous guidance of our fearless director Aaron Rossini and our new friend and playwright Beau Willimon, Breathing Time leapt off the page with honesty and clarity.
And with that, Fault Line Theatre’s 2014 Season has come to a close. Though it’s hardly been 24 hours since the metaphorical curtain has closed on Breathing Time, we’re already hard at work preparing next season and are excited to keep you posted as new developments arise! So stay tuned. Stay in touch. And stay excited!