The Story: The Compass Rose
I wanted to tell a story about two people who drove across America and watch as they fall in love as they bond over their experience. I wanted those two people to then meet ten years later for the first time since they left each other on their trip. I was interested in seeing how they changed and where they had ended up compared to where they thought they might have ended up. I was interested in watching their love grow and if that love had disappeared after 10 years. Most of all I wanted the play to flick switches in an audience’s mind that made them think about their first love, what might have been. I wanted the play to resonate with them as they found moments in the play that reminded them of that one person they had an amazing shared experience with and what would happen if you had the opportunity to relive it again..