Playwright Sonya Kelly: “Despair is your friend. If you’re not worried, how do you know what you’re aiming for?

“It’s not my first premiere,” playwright Sonya Kelly jokes about her comedy The Last Return. “It’s my second.” She has just returned from Edinburgh, where her play, directed by Druid, won a Fringe First Award. As did a previous piece, The Wheelchair on My Face, in 2012.

Does that mean she fell for Edinburgh? “You could spend your life trying to figure out how Edinburgh works. This is The hunger Games for the arts. When it’s not going well, it’s not going well on a huge platform…”

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