Camilla Crawford has assembled an international company (a director from England, an actor and assistant director from South Africa, to name a few) for her play that dares to boycott Him!
A Philosophical Protest starts when a woman’s faith is tested due to an emotion crisis… faith loses the test. Now, amid a public protest of the all-knowing, that same woman shares some sage wisdom with one particular passerby.
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Let’s hear from the all-knowing Camilla Crawford
What inspires you as an artist?
Society inspires me as an artist. Understanding the way people think. Understanding how a minority of politicians can get away with stealing from the poor when millions are aware of their wrong-doings. Understanding how a man can beat his wife every day while still convincing her that he really loves her. How we can post about the struggles of mental illness on social media for millions to see, but still victim-blame, still not attempt to understand. What inspires me as an artist is how we forget that 7 billion wake up just like you, and look in the mirror, and brush their teeth and eat breakfast. And go to work. And fight with their significant others. And lose the people they love. That the person next to you may be in pain right now. We overthink but we don’t think enough. That is what inspires me as an artist.
Why independent theater?
Well, budget, of course. That’s just being realistic. You have to start somewhere. But also, independent theater gives me the opportunity to bring awareness one theater-goer at a time. I can share MY voice, and nobody can tell me that it’s not commercial enough. Nobody else has a say but me. I’m my own boss, and I love it.