Heather Callahan-Stevens Talks About The Tempted


Question: The Tempted is your latest project. What would you like to tell us about it?


Heather: It is a one-woman dramatic presentation which is being written for me by writer/director Stephen Mitchell. So it is the equivalent of doing a one-act play, in which I am the only actor.

Question: What kind of character are you playing?

Heather: She is a woman who has safeguarded herself by building a wall around every possible emotion that could upset her equilibrium, but that turns out to be an imperfect defense and she is rendered entirely vulnerable within a fraction of a second.

Question: What is the theme of The Tempted?

Heather: The story makes the point that whatever you have built your defenses to guard against will ultimately determine the battle you are destined to fight. One of life’s cruel ironies. She never again wanted to be raw and exposed to the seductive powers of a man and wouldn’t you know, it is exactly the turmoil she has invited into her life.

Question: At what stage is the project currently?

Heather: It is being written as we rehearse during Skype sessions I have with Stephen, and it’s coming along quite nicely. In fact, I am posting a recording of one of our rehearsal sessions, which will give you a feel for the piece.