Thursday, June 22, 2006

Literary Encounter: Philip Kan Gotanda


During the Asian American Theatre Conference, I had the opportunity to sit down with playwright Philip Kan Gotanda. I hadn't seen him in atleast ten years. He knew me as an actor and he was pleased to know that I'd transitioned to writing. When I was much younger, I strived to be the kind of artist Philip is. I still do.

We talked writing and he said, "You have to bleed a little, give a little of your flesh to write what you write."

Indeed, indeed.

2 comments:

Jason Phoon said...

"bleed for your art"

I like that statement.

Bob Hoeppner said...

Yeah, paper cuts can be vicious...