Sometimes, you wait 3 months to sleep in…… and it’s just as good as you thought it would be.
Mug by Yuko Torii, who gifted one to each of the Betties + Donahue, and who is our collective hero:
After-hours and backstage:
Jojo Karlin, human miracle:
Happy closing to a process that was, from start to finish, a beautiful whirlwind.
THIS IS THE CULPRIT!* *We have named him “Punishment.”
I may be in my last few weeks in LA, but there’s still a lot to discover. I only just learned what a jacaranda tree is.
Swan communes with the jacaranda.
I am not a person who likes being on a stage. In groups of more than 2 people, I attempt to become one with the back row. (OK, maybe 10 people. Being in a TV writers’ room has trained me for the better.) But the Lillys are an amazing celebration of women in theatre, of women creating networks of advocacy and support, of allies who show up to do the same. And if you’re going to fly back for an evening in NYC, the best company for that evening would be a room of playwright ladies like Marsha Norman, Julia Jordan, Sarah Ruhl, Jocelyn Bioh, and many many others.
The ladies of New Georges took this picture, because as producers they are full of forethought and quick on their feet:
This is the only other picture I have from the night, because Jessica Chase whisper-yelled to me & Jocelyn: “Take a selfie!!” Jess is also full of forethought. God bless the producers of the world.
First Prize for my interpretation of the role of Jen Silverman! Just kidding, it’s the Stacey Mindich Go Write A Play commission. Best mandate ever.
…in which the TALES room (+ significant others) takes in a drag show. Some of us occasionally forget where the camera is (me and Hansol)…and the rest of us were born for Blue Steel.
Thank you to Allison Hunter and the crew at Janklow Nesbit, Caitlin McKenna and the crew at Random House, all of the beautiful people who celebrate, buy, and love books – and my friends, who made pub day a total delight with their texts, emails, and book-selfies.
When your friend is living a more exciting life than you are, and it brings him into contact with a few of your plays, which are also living more exciting lives, and which he helped bring into the world:
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.