"It's a story of how life can be really tough but, at the end of the day, we can't blame anyone else for the life we have – we make the decisions and we get to choose. Miller was able to write a play that resonates with so many people, in so many different ways."
The main challenge, according to Kathleen, is doing the play justice over a short rehearsal period. "We have six weeks to make this happen but I know I have a great team and amazing actors who already feel the characters so deeply," she said. "As much as there are challenges, we're certainly ready to overcome those and create a great show."
"With Death of a Salesman, I can't think of a better play to direct," she said. "The characters are so developed, complicated and nuanced – and the story is so beautifully sad."
"The more I read the script, the more I realise how much there is still to discover in the story. I'm a fan of minimalist theatre that challenges its audience to think and this play certainly does that."
"With the complexity of the characters and the poetic lines, I know I don't need big set pieces and glitzy costumes because the words stand on their own. That is a real art and is what makes theatre, and Death of a Salesman, so special."
"The play is layered with emotion at every turn, which is what makes it so thrilling to watch. Connecting to the character's emotion and portraying it truthfully is going to be one of the hardest things coming into this production and taking on this role."