I write in order to understand the images. Being what my agent . . . somewhat ruefully calls a language playwright, is problematic because in production, you have to make the language lift off the page. But a good actor can turn it into human speech. I err sometimes toward having such a compound of images that if an actor lands heavily on each one, you never pull through to a larger idea. That’s a problem for the audience. But I come to playwriting from the visual world – I used to be a painter. I also really love novels and that use of language. But it’s tricky to ask that of the theatre.