This Writer Wednesday, India Alessandra tells us about the evolution of her writing, her new sci-fi work-in-development and what she’s learned from the She Writes Collective!
How would you describe your writing?
“A work in progress. My work continues to evolve in both craft and themes as I continue to explore and play. I tend to follow the story wherever it takes me. In the past it’s been teen drama, autobiographical monologues and transmedial pieces. Now it’s science fiction, surrealism, and boogieing babies. I want to my work to intrigue, amuse and interrogate my audience in their thinking.”
What are you working on right now?
“I’m currently working as a freelance content writer and developing my commercial client base. Creatively, I am working on a science fiction surrealist play called SUSPENSION.
SUSPENSION is a story about sacrifice, the Greater Good and ideas governed by influence. Nia, a young biologist, is forced to examine her world of echo chambers and Oceans of bodiless consciousness when she is trapped in isolation with notorious rebel leader Max.
As I explore the conception and spread of patterns in thinking, I am haunted by the words of cryonics pioneer, Robert E Ettinger: “Many people cannot be comfortable with uncertainty. They would rather live with a lie, they would rather accept authority. But the mark of maturity is serenity in the face of uncertainty.”
I want to ask my audience – what is a greater good than the Greater Good?”
What have you gained from the She Writes experience?
“A supportive network of female and non-binary playwrights. I’m continuously humbled and inspired by my fellow writers and the work they create. The She Writes residency has challenged me to grow as a writer and provided an excellent foundation in playwriting.”