Lucie Tiberghien: Director as Storyteller

BY SEAN O’LEARY

 

When a director says, “Theater is almost a political act for me,” my instinctive reaction is to run away quickly. But when, during our conversation, Lucie Tiberghien said those words, my flight instinct was disarmed, first by her slight embarrassment at uttering a cliché that she knew sometimes signals polemic masquerading as drama — plays in which what the characters say matters more than why they say it. More than that, I was disarmed by her simple love of telling stories with the plays she directs.

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