More and more, playwrights are sending out invitations. Not just the typical request to attend a reading or a production or workshop–but something even more imaginative. They’re inviting other playwrights to join them in creating group projects. It’s a trend that I’m really enjoying–not only as a willing participant, but also…
When Jon Lawrence Rivera asked me to be one of the writers of The Hotel Play, he hadn’t even gotten all the words out of his mouth before I said, Yes. He hadn’t even gotten around to describing the project. Or what it was intended for. But I said yes…
Boo-no and Oskey Oscar, hard at work, burning the midnight oil. They found a little bit of time to share this tiny excerpt from my short play Boodaboy. A scene between Dog and Marge… MARGE: You can appreciate that, can’t you? How nice it is to drive home from work? …
…the more they stay the same.
Poet Amy Lowell, writing in 1930:
“Imagination is behind all the great things that have been said and done in the world. All the great discoveries, all the great reforms, they have all been imagined first. Not a poem has been written, not a sermon preached, not an invention perfected, but has been first conceived. And yet imagination must take a second place today and give room for the learning of so-called useful things!” –Amy Lowell, Poetry and Poets: Essays (New York: Houghton Mifflin, 1930)
….seeking inspiration from not only people, but also the places that get so easily damaged by our carelessness. Resolving not to be careless, but full of care.