I write about violence as naturally as Jane Austen wrote about manners. Violence shapes and obsesses our society, and if we do not stop being violent we have no future.
Violence is hidden within democratic structures because they are not radically democratic - Western democracy is merely a domestic convenience of consumerism.
Violence is never a solution in my plays, just as ultimately violence is never a solution in human affairs.
It's politely assumed that democracy is a means of containing and restraining violence. But violence comes not from genes but from ideas
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