Part: XVII
Candis C. Jones

Candis C. Jones is a director and rising theater manager. Select credits include: Colony (The Movement/NYU Festival of Voices), Name Calling (The Kennedy Center, Dance Place), 48hrs in Harlem (Harlem 9, NBT), The Homecoming Queen workshop (New Harmony Project), New Shoes (Drama League Directorfest), Morning in America (Primary Stages), Black Girl Magic (National Black Theatre), TEMBO! (Zanzibar International Film Festival), Daughters of the Bayou (Weeksville Heritage Center).Assistant Director: Oedipus El Rey (The Public Theater), Fucking A (Signature Theater), The Bubbly Black Girl Sheds Her Chameleon Skin (NY City Center), The Death of the Last Black Man (Signature Theatre). Candis is a proud Drama League Alumni and recipient of the NYWF 2016 Lilly Award.

Hometown: MD by way of CT

Tell me about The Fire This Time 10 min plays: The Fire This Time Festival was founded in 2009 by playwright Kelley Nicole Girod to provide a platform for early …
Part: XVI

Roland Auzet
Hometown: Paris
Current Town: So many…
Tell me about In the Solitude of the Cotton Fields:
it’s a great play.
Tell me about the piece, your process, and concept of this show.
Why am I interested in this play...
According to our theatrical legacy of Bernard Marie KOLTES’ view of the world, (the eighties)and, if we had to characterize the current state of things, we could say that maybe we now are “after the Bacchanal”, “after the orgy”, that is to say, after the explosive moment of modernity and liberation of so many artistic practices in all areas.
So, when we approach this text… What can we do?
What is the play about?
First, the play offers a  reconsidering of the question of the relationship to the other.
It’s stages a dealer and a client in a situation of negotiation. The dealer knows that the client is desiring something that the dealer can offer. However, the dealer is also dependent on the client’s desire.
Two presences, very different, where the crucial question of d…