I read a really beautiful piece from a writer on her own facial scars and how she connected so deeply with Violet because she felt like it reflected her own experience. Do you have a lot of people sharing things like that with you?
It’s been very powerful. There was a woman who came to the stage door—I think about her a lot, actually. I’ve had several different experiences. There was a woman who came to the stage door and she was on crutches. She had difficulty walking and she was coming up to me and she said how much the show spoke to her. One of the songs in the show is called Look at Me. Violet sings, “Look at me, can you imagine what it’s like when people look at me?” And how people look at her and stare at her or don’t look at her. It’s this idea that no one actually sees who she is as a person, they see her as a scar. And this woman came up to me and she was like, ‘I’ve actually seen the show three times.’ And she goes, ‘look at me.’ And I was like, ‘oh my gosh, oh my gosh.’ She was struggling and I thought, ‘oh wow.’ She talked about how much the show meant to her and how much it spoke to her. The response that we’ve received from the show has been very powerful.
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