"The Babaloose stage is rubbery; although it affords a great deal of flex, there is a certain amount of force of charisma which must be exerted to bend it into the shape you desire, if that shape is purely verbal or not. Having an audience, and a generous audience at that is one of the most precious things one could hope for, not only as a performer, but particularly then as a writer, and then particularly as a writer who writes primarily for the words to be voiced. The space extends out into the forest of chairs, ricocheting off beer cans and leery smiles. If you’re lucky. ‘There is no obligation’, to invert a dictum of Pinter’s, ‘except not to resist.’ It is inherently generous, and the expectations of you are what you make them."
- Excerpt from 'Fragment, consider revising', Ari Nielsson