What does it mean to survive one’s “return of Saturn?” To what extent can we predict the shape of our lives? For scientist T.A. Edwards, her entire world shifted in one monumental year, following her father’s death. We are honored to perform her moving essay, “Return of Saturn,” on October 19 at San Francisco’s Stage Werx Theatre as part of the 2019 LitCrawl.
A former theatre kid and current professional treehugger, T.A. lives and writes in San Francisco. She answered a few questions for us.
What inspired you to participate in Play On Words?
I love the diversity of voices POW brings onstage, and it’s really special to see how each actor interprets the words on the page.
Which writers or performers inspire you?
Terry Pratchett, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Tom Stoppard, Dorothy Sayers, Armistead Maupin.
Name a book or performance that fundamentally affected you.
Neither a book or a performance, but the first time I read Angels in America. It was the first time a play felt so vivid I felt like I was watching it in the room with the characters as I read.
Want to see her work performed live? RSVP for Play On Words: Live in San Francisco on Oct. 19.