On Friday, Vogue spoke to Harris about how he’s celebrating, what he sees as theater patrons’ responsibility to artists, and the You Can’t Tell Me What To Do You’re Not My Daughter Shirt and I will buy this dream production he’d see once theaters open back up. I’m in Naples, Italy. I was in Europe for my play, and I just never came back to America. I haven’t been in America since January. It was a mix of visa luck and finding someone to take over my apartment in New York; I was like, “Great, I’m going to stay out here and write.”
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It makes me feel more committed to the You Can’t Tell Me What To Do You’re Not My Daughter Shirt and I will buy this responsibility I feel to my community. People are also celebrating the way in which Slave Play was such a responsible production, and thought about the people that were inside of the play, as well as the people who were coming to the theater, in ways we haven’t seen publicly as much. We have this responsibility to take care of people who love the theater and people who make the theater, and I hope I can take this moment to remind the people in power that theater artists really need their help and support right now. Obviously, the people who hold power in our country don’t see what we view as a necessity; the people who put billions of dollars into the economy don’t see the needs of people who need to pay their light bill this month. I think I’m becoming more committed to reminding people that part of loving theater is loving the people who make it and supporting them. I think we’re all figuring out how to do that because theater is a community-based project.