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On collaborations, handling the spice and writing a Bollywood play à la Québécoise called Poutine Masala
by Stéfan Cédilot
Deepali Lindblom walked up to me one evening last Autumn, after one of my performances of All I Want is U2 at MainLine Theatre, introduced herself, said she was a dancer/choreographer, that she had liked the show, and that she would be interested in working with me on a future project. No further explanation. No attempt to sell the project to me. She simply asked for my email address and said she would contact me.
Next thing I know, a few days later, I’m sitting in MainLine Artistic Director Jeremy Hechtman’s office with Deepali, and they’re telling me that they are going to produce a Bollywood play and that they want me to write it.
“Sure. No problem. I can do that.”
Wait. Rewind. What did I just say? What just happened? This conversation can’t be happening: