"For us, the idea of having a work that has contradictions is very important—when, in affirming something, it includes itself and attacks itself. How can you put together all of these things that have nothing to do with each other? You use glue! Glue can be an idea, a word. You can use an ideological glue."
"It was this horrific event that I found very compelling, which raised a number of questions- one of which had to do with cultural assimilation And I looked at the event as I often do in terms of its surrounding conditions...not to go to the musical itself or the Chechnyan or Russian situation, but to work with the novel as material I could project onto."
- Catherine Sullivan