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"Complexities" from Zeitgeist Zen Zen Zo Physical Theatre © Morgan Roberts 2009

"Complexities" from Zeitgeist Zen Zen Zo Physical Theatre © Morgan Roberts 2009

Dear Reader

Through these interviews, I am beginning to see a much deeper complexity in people than I thought possible.  When I have caught  glimpses in individuals in the past I have often been surprised, then fascinated – sometimes to extremes.  My colleague called it a “creative crush”.  She says it happens on every film set.

I’m not sure how to feel about this.  Not good at the moment.  I seem to have, perhaps arrogantly, considered myself the ultimate in complexity.  Anyway, I’m not comfortable.

But it might explain some of my interest in theatre making – in characters that are reduced compared to reality and where I can see the layers being built.  I love to watch actors putting on the cloak of character, perfecting a mannerism and pouring the whole (but ultimately simplified) being into a moment of meaning.

It is interesting that the simplified, “flat” medium of the screen reveals even more of the complexities of real life.

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