In The Heart of a Stegosaurus
Playwright Amy Lee Lavoie interviewed playwright Nicolas Billon about his play Iceland at Factory Theatre in March. Below is Nicolas's interview with Amy for her play Stopheart, May 4-26 at Factory Theatre.
BILLON: OK, so Stopheart takes place in the South Porcupine neighborhood of Timmins, Ontario. Coincidentally, that’s right around where you spent your own formative years. What was the best and worst thing about growing up there?
I sent the piece to my dear friend and mentor, Colleen Murphy recently. She wrote back and said – “I can’t make fun of your story – it shows you too strongly. Your urges are in your writing even that early: blood, guts, consciousness, pathos and character.”
BILLON: What are your thoughts on the fragility of the human heart?
BILLON: I’d describe your body of work as “thematically eclectic”. Have you identified anything that pops up over and over again in your work? What are some of your obsessions?
First thing. I don’t own a horse. She would be having NONE of that shit. NONE of it.
A picture taken by Ms Lavoie from her parents' back porch