The Ibsen one-act I’m working on is meant to join with Philosopher Kings and Menage a Sartre to form a full-length play. Like Voltron. I even accomodated for overlapping actors when outlining this new play.
And that’s the problem.
Since the actors playing Joe, Liz, and Chanel can easily slip into the Norwegian roles, it’s beginning to feel like I’m writing for Sartre’s damned trio all over again. I love those characters, but the next time I want to see them is onstage, incarnate as half-naked actors. I don’t want them in my Ibsen.
When I compare Menage a Sartre to Philosopher Kings, I don’t know how the actors will double, or even if it’s possible. I’d rather have the same uncertainty with this play.