‘Before my big break I’d written countless spec scripts and sent them off in the hope that someone might commission me. Marks and Gran gave me that opportunity and I could not allow myself to fail.’
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Kevin Clarke speaks with Frances Byrnes about playwriting as an essential dramatic apprenticeship, completing his education as an adult, and how his dramatic subjects choose him, rather than the other way around.
‘I like to honour a new project by going on an adventure into it’s world. I like a sudden immersion, a baptism of fire.’
‘The time comes when there’s an overwhelming need to set something down. to begin. I bring up the blank Word document and give it a name and a date.’