An Interview with HOW TO DEFEND YOURSELF Director, Claudia Barrie

“What I would love is for Sydney to start to understand how important swings are. There still seems to be a hangover about it, and I’ve had to really get it across to some people: It’s swings that are really keeping the industry running at this point.

Swings are— in my mind—absolutely remarkable, incredible artists and they should be celebrated.”

Review: How to Defend Yourself

Padilla’s script is urgent and contemporary, although a little underdeveloped. However, Barrie and her team have taken the writing as it is, and created an impressive, powerful production that demands to be heard.