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Lynn Nottage (born November 2, 1964) is an American playwright.
- We go in and try to be completely transparent with them: I am not a journalist, I’m a playwright, and I’m developing a piece that is creative and not going to be solely based on their lives but inspired by conversations that we have.
- On how the interview process is different when writing a work of fiction in “An Interview with Lynn Nottage” in The Interval (2015 Oct 14)
- The thing is, I can’t control that built-in bias because it’s going to exist. What I can do is reflect the world through my very unique prism and perhaps people will be able to relate. I can’t control how it’s received, nor do I want to control how it’s perceived. What I want is for people to go into the theatre and in some way their perception is shifted, so that if they do enter with their biases, perhaps they won’t leave with them.
- On her play Sweat and how some people might have certain biases in “An Interview with Lynn Nottage” in The Interval (2015 Oct 14)
- My motto when I was writing this was ‘replace judgment with curiosity’.
- On her work Sweat in “LYNN NOTTAGE’S SWEAT AND BLOOD” in Interview Magazine (2016 Dec 13)
- It’s much easier to conjure characters strictly from your imagination than to have to think about whether you’re representing people in a truthful way. These characters are purely fiction—they’re inspired by people I met—which I think gave me a certain amount of leeway that I wouldn’t have had otherwise were it a verbatim piece.
- On how creating characters is easier when you don’t have a personal involvement in “LYNN NOTTAGE’S SWEAT AND BLOOD” in Interview Magazine (2016 Dec 13)