Bill Glassco used to host what I’m told were amazing weekends at out his place in Quebec. It’s a big beautiful old house with loads of bedrooms and nooks and crannies and all kinds of walls of books. It feels lived in and loved in.
Playwrights Workshop Montreal now uses the home for a couple of weeks a year to host residencies with a focus on translation and adaptation. At Bill’s request the family gives this time in this lovely house and it’s a very special thing.
I was working on an adaptation of Chekhov’s Three Sisters. I thought a lot about Moscow. I talked with other playwrights and dramaturges. We had lovely dinners.