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In a new series, videographer Betsy Lewis gives the Proust Questionnaire to performing artists. Next up is the Dallas Theater Center's Playwright-in-Residence.



published Tuesday, August 6, 2019

Welcome to a new series on TheaterJones: A Little Dreaming is Dangerous: The Proust Questionnaire Offstage.

If that sounds heady, you only need to know that it's based on the Proust Questionnaire, a series of questions that inform about the interviewee's personality. It was popularized by the French author Marcel Proust more than 130 years ago. Questions include "what historical figure do you most identify with," ""who is your favorite fictional villain," or "where would you like to die"? The magazine Vanity Fair famously co-opted the Proust Questionnaire.

This video series is shot and produced by Betsy Lewis, a Dallas-based videographer. She uses prompts from various versions of the Proust Questionnaire, and throws in a few questions of her own. The interview subjects will be folks in the performing arts community in North Texas.

This entry features Jonathan Norton, a Dallas-based playwright whose works include homeschooled, Mississippi Goddamn, and My Tidy List of Terrors, which will have a revival at Fort Worth's Jubilee Theatre in the 2019-2020 season. Recently, his play penny candy premiered at Dallas Theater Center, where he is now the Playwright-in-Residence (read our conversation review here). In October, his latest play, A Love Offering, debuts at Kitchen Dog Theater.

 

 

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