Adam Peck’s script leaves ample room for its collaborators to finish it in performance. Working on it felt very much like devising a new piece rather than staging an existing play. This dynamic process helped us to get inside Peck’s rendition of these two famous figures. Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow comprise one of the lasting American myths. Our version of Robin Hood: two young lovers on the road in a fast car, fashionably dressed, sticking it to The Man. They were living out the fantasies of many Americans who viewed the law as their oppressor, the rich as their aggressor, and the American dream as a cheat stripped naked by the crashing economy. While they lived, Bonnie and Clyde themselves were consciously caught between their own mythic status and just being two people. The one fact complicates the other, and it’s a complication that chews at the heart of the American experiment. How to reconcile our tangled relationships with authority, class, greed, need, desire, and the American dream? I loved how Joe Estlack and Megan Trout handled this question in performance. Their work was inspiring and beautiful, and I’ll always be grateful for it.