Those of you who have read through this blog and/or stayed for one of our talkback sessions may recognize the name of Maude Mitchell. Maude visited our Laramie class back in February when Mabou Mines was in residence at Duke working on a new re-deconstruction of Tennessee Williams’ The Glass Menagerie.
Maude was attached to The Laramie Project at its inception, as a member of Tectonic Theater Project, taking interviews and workshopping the text into its current form. She left the project for reasons you can read about here and throughout the blog you can read our responses to what she told us. But now, thanks to the filming and editing efforts of Miriam Sauls, we offer Maude, in her own words, with our prompts and questions. [Sidenote: Goodness it’s been a long time since I’ve seen myself on film!]