Why do you write plays instead of the lengthy, ‘intellectually efficient’ Indian novel?
I love working with people—fighting, discovering, rewriting, rehearsing, laughing, napping.
How many plays have you written and how long is the incubation period for a play?
Ten or so. Some have happened overnight, while others have taken nine months of rewriting.
What is Trivial Disasters about?
It’s a collection of ostensibly funny sketches, featuring, among others, a serial killer, a priest, a kidnapper, a broken electric kettle, a poet.
It began its life in the pubs of Bangalore. How do you feel about the larger production now?
It was a low-cost, simply designed show meant for small spaces. I’m curious to see what director Atul Kumar has done with it.
Is the interpretation at another level: what you have envisaged?
I’ll only know when I watch the show in Delhi.
Do you find it...