She had just led a workshop co-produced by the Kings College London and the Young Vic. In this article she speaks about wanting to be 'a cartographer of the soul'.
In her show she certainly not only mapped but inhabited shifting realms of thought and myriad niches of human emotion. Such a joy and nourishment to see and hear Shakespeare played so truthfully and fully.
Good theatre offers us touch points for our humanity. Wolpe speaks about a finely made violin, when played can awaken the sound on the same strings of violin across the room. If we live only in a narrow band of expression, it's as if the psyche limps. They cross-train in sports. A good theatre experience awakens us in dormant places. Where chi stagnates some form of malaise will follow. get that flow going - let us travel freely in the inner landscape we all share as humans. Let us not be foreigners to ourselves and to others. Let us not be limited by polarity, but possessing of an inner fluidity. Anyone who has done the 'unbreakable arm' exercise in Chi Gung learns that the strongest strength is flexible.
Theatre well done exercises empathy. Wolpe, in this article says: 'If we can build empathy, we can invigorate the purpose of art, which is to create alliances that save lives and offer hope.'