I once had a conversation with a successful independent film director…He was always curious about the theater and had flirted on and off with writing and directing a play. I asked him why he hadn’t done it yet. He said he just couldn’t justify all that time and effort going into an ephemeral art form. For him “film was forever.”
That ephemerality is exactly why I love theater. The moments, the experiences, the artistic solidarity…will live with me forever.