Jonathan Ball Appears on CBC's The Next Chapter
In an appearance on CBC's The Next Chapter with Shelagh Rogers, Jonathan Ball unpacks the motivations behind Clockfire, his recent collection of imaginative, violent plays that can't easily be produced in real life. Ball discusses the connections between violence and self-knowledge, and the imaginative possibilities of the theatre space.
'Clockfire, my title, comes from this idea that theatre lacks clocks and fire,' says Ball. 'It doesn't immediately engage you in the moment and it doesn't have that visceral interaction with you.'
Listen to the full interview here. It begins approximately 45 minutes into the program.