When you’re both writing in different rooms and you are definitely NOT talking to each other, or taking breaks to go get smoothies, or taking breaks to go on a hike, or taking pictures and texting them to each other, and you are getting SO much writing – not even Done, but Accomplished.
Over the past month, I’ve been writing the first draft of my commission for Writer’s Theatre in Chicago. It’s an adaptation of/ strange riff on the Jacobean play The Witch of Edmonton, and I’ve been lucky to work in it at The Lark via a Project Residency, a handful of Round Tables, and the good graces of a group of actor-friends. On May 15, I get to hear a rough draft of it with an audience (and more actor-friends), as part of the culmination of the Rita Goldberg Playwrights’ Workshop. Anna Ziegler is doing this also, on the 22nd. Here we ask each other questions about our work (by which I mean, mostly about binge-watching TV).