New Jersey Stage 2015 - Issue 11 - Page 24

Most, if not all, of the conversations are from your imagination, right? Yes, for a couple of reasons. One is because those conversations do not exist in recorded form. A couple of them are written down, but we didn’t transcribe or record everything like we do today. Another reason is because this is my dramatic retelling of these events. the public’s memory the way Tina Fey’s portrayal of Sarah Palin did? I do. I actually wonder…. I’ve thought about it and I’ve researched and researched and tried to figure out what these people would be feeling going into the scenes. And I wonder if I actually, just through happenstance, wrote something that was actually said just because I was in their minds. Part Ever wonder if there might be of me would be very happy if a a line or two that winds up in few lines coincided with what Watch Drunk History: Edith Wilson, First Female President NewJerseyStage.com 2015 - ISSUE 11 ARTICLES 24