Thanks to those of you who came out to see”2045” as part of It’s All Relative – it was great seeing a sold-out theater on some of those nights (but we learned, never compete against the Oscars). I was blessed with a talented and curious cast, an insightful and fearless director, and three fellow writers who selflessly helped in the development process. It’s been the highlight of my writing career thus far, and I’m now working on extending it to a full-length version.
I’ve been lucky to have had over 30 professionally produced productions of my plays. Most of those have gone through a submission process in which my script sits alongside as many as 1000 others, and competes for perhaps seven slots in a festival. I’m grateful to the theaters that have staged my work, and others have been gracious in understandably opining that there were other plays that they felt were a better fit. But, increasingly, more theaters are becoming rude and obnoxious, refusing to even acknowledge the submission, and providing no information about the status of the process (pssst – a group email to all the playwrights would take 15 minutes). Hence, for the past six months, I’ve been only sending my work to theaters who’ve been supportive in the past, and investing more time in creating new plays. You’ll see fewer new productions listed here, but my hope is I’ll raise the level of engagement in my writing.