November 20th, 2015
Behind the Curtain: Ira Sokolov (Bites of Life)
Director, Writer and Actress in Bites of Life
QDF: Why did you decide to do it in a hair salon?
Ira: Actually that is connected to my individuality. I like unconventional spots along with conventional because MainLine Theatre was in its first year of productions when I started doing productions here. It is my favorite theatre because the opportunity to do three or four sides view theatre pieces was not popular at all ten years ago. Even then, I was always looking for something that was not regular, something that is more edgy, and something that will provoke people that is my interest in general. I want to provoke. I provoke myself actually because when looking for unconventionality it challenges me. That is very important for me. I am a generous person and I am very selfish towards me on that point because that is my life. If I start to not challenge myself, I get into a routine and I hate routines. And I think art should not be allowed to become routine.