Three Tall Women

A play by Edward E. Albee.

It was the first show where I played alongside my mother. That had happened once before when I was five; but I’m not counting that. I remember Albee’s strong text, Iarina Demian’s excellent performance and my attempts to place myself in the shoes of the son who takes shape in the mind of an old woman of 97. It was a dramatic scene: the mother reproaching the son for having stepped out her life too early. I remember how, so early in my career, I struggled hard to trigger the inner mechanism that would bring tears to my eyes. It was one of my first experiences on a theater stage. A long, troubled road to mastering your means of expression.