Over the next few weeks, we’ll be slowly unveiling the participants of our first showcase. Our first writer is Becky Thyre, whose absurdist comedy SANDBOX we will be producing.
1. What are the top 3 movies/plays that have inspired you?
The Member of the Wedding by Carson McCullers, The Glass Menagerie by Tennessee Williams, and The Homecoming by Harold Pinter
2. Did you go to film school? What led you to being a writer/director?
I didn’t go to film school. I majored in Theater at LSU in Baton Rouge. I’ve been acting since then, but for a long time did work that I wrote through improvisation with the other actors, and then started writing and performing stories and character monologues, and decided to write Sandbox because I missed doing plays.
3. Why do you personally want to collaborate with other women through One Axe?
I naturally gravitate to collaborating with women because we tend to be interested in the same themes. I think and write out of my experiences as a woman, and I enjoy the dialogue that happens when I work with other women.
4. “Where are you going, where have you been?”
Where am I going, where have I been? I have no idea.