Recorded live at Roslyn Packer Theatre, assistant director Paige Rattray and designer David Fleischer answering questions about David Mamet's Speed-the-Plow. They discuss the show’s gender politics, its resonance with Donald Trump, its remarkable dialogue, and the set and costume designs.
This Q&A was part of STC’s series of Insight Events, in which audiences meet the actors and creative teams behind STC’s work. Everyone is welcome to attend, so we encourage you to check them out.
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0:45 How this production approached the gender politics of Speed-the-Plow
4:43 How to deal with offensive attitudes in plays from the past
8:45 The set design of Speed-the-Plow
10:18 The play and Donald Trump, are we back in 1988?
15:55 Designing the costumes of Speed-the-Plow
18:15 David Mamet’s remarkable dialogue
Speed-the-Plow, 8 Nov – 17 Dec 2016, Roslyn Packer Theatre
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