. . . as a playwright . . .
I've come to learn that theater is a means through which truth surfaces from within fiction. It allows us to catch glimpses of what we seem to already know yet can't always grasp.
Playwrights with things to say:
There are oh so many more, but these are my heroes
(to be adjusted from time to time)
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"Nothing you write, if you hope to be good, will ever come out as you first hoped.”
"You must trust and believe in people or life becomes impossible."
"Good writers define reality; bad ones merely restate it."
"There have to be moments when you glimpse something decent, something life-affirming even in the most twisted character."
"The real reason for comedy is to hide the pain."
"I am the opposite of a stage magician. He gives you illusion that has the appearance of truth. I give you truth in the pleasant disguise of illusion."
"To find a form that accommodates the mess, that is the task of the artist now."
I wrote my first play when I was 10. My brother and sister were the first actors. My parents and dog comprised the first audience.
The play was called "You Hung It Inside Out"
Since that first play, I have written and continue to write because I can't imagine not writing.