VONN SCOTT BAIR wrote THE DUCK a powerful new play for Sheherezade 14.
Is this your first Sheherezade?
This is my third Sheherezade.
Which play did you write? What's it about?
The Duck. The play tells the story of Hope, an amnesiac woman with no memory of her life before age 7, who encounters a pair of FBI agents asking for her help in solving what she wrongly thinks is yet another missing person case, but in reality is a murder investigation with a stunning twist.
What was your inspiration for the play?
Believe it or not, Wikipedia! Sometimes I will randomly click on links and find play ideas. In particular, I clicked on NISMART-2, the Second National Incidence Studies of Missing, Abducted, Runaway and Thrownaway Children. The word "Thrownaway" stunned me, as did the fact that during one year, over 58,000 children in the United States went missing
An emerging theme between these plays that has really jumped out at us is reality and perception. Tell us about an experience that you thought had been one thing only to discover it was completely different.
Happens so often that nothing really stands out.
What has participating in Sheherezade meant to you?
A chance to expand my knowledge of the actors and directors working in the Bay Area, and the opportunity work once again with Leontyne (for the first time in over a decade!).
What other projects are you working on? What can audiences of Sheherezade look forward to next?
I have a number of writing and acting projects in the pipeline.