"Once upon a time," "heroes," "villains" and "happily ever after" aren't good enough for Shana Cordon, the Boulder-based solo performer and writer of Dancing With Demons: A Fractured Fairytale
, a play about a writer held hostage, a demon gone wild and a narrative structure that vanishes. Cordon, who has been touring the piece throughout North America, is bringing it back home to Boulder for two nights this weekend; in advance of that run, Westword
spoke with Cordon about her creative process, fairy tales and the fine line between stereotypes and archetypes.
See also: Emily K. Harrison and Erin Rollman on Peggy Jo and the Desolate Nothing