Christopher Lazariuk, who plays Dante (Yes, that Dante, but not like you've ever seen him before) in Chaos, and Other Worldly Possessions, has taken a minute to talk about the importance of collaboration for the future of American theater, and we couldn't agree more.
My time working with Truant Arts has been an enlightening experience, in large part due to the very open dialogue that has occurred between actor, director, and playwright. In a room where you feel like a creative and collaborative equal, there is a lot more incentive for you, the performer, to feel like a part of the work, the unit. Everyone is making it the best piece they can because, in a way, it belongs to everyone. It is this spirit of ensemble and collaboration that I feel is so important for American theatre's continued growth, and Truant Arts takes a much needed step toward a brighter, and definitely more interesting, future.