BWW Interview: Acclaimed Film-Stage Director Kanakan-Balintagos Talks M. BUTTERFLY; Show Premieres 9/13 / by David Hwang


Manila, Philippines--A prolific dramatist, Tennessee Williams proved most succinct in declaring an ironic dictum: A play does not exist until it's on the stage. We'll assume he didn't mean any run-of-the-mill production. He must have implied the ideal scenario, where the playwright's brainchild winds up in a first-rate triumph that executes his vision--down to its finest detail. It's an undertaking that requires a dynamic production team to achieve. Ultimately, the onus is on the skilled director to render his magic and transport the proverbial page to the stage.

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