“I guess I wanted people of color generally to be acknowledged, in a way that’s complicated,” she answered with a certain hesitance. As someone who, like me, has been in situations where she was the only person of color in the audience, Drury wanted the work to acknowledge audience members who are still seen as atypical. “I wanted them to receive a gesture that’s trying to alter the space to fit them rather than asking people of color to alter themselves to fit a space, which I feel like is the everyday norm,” she said, gaining assurance. “What is it like if situations altered to fit you rather than you having to alter yourself? It’s not something that people should have to ask for, and hopefully some people do feel empowered to ask for it. And I’m hoping to encourage that.”
READ THE ENTIRE AMERICAN THEATRE INTERVIEW WITH FAIRVIEW PLAYWRIGHT JACKIE SIBBLIES DRURY HERE.