In Minneapolis for PlayLabs, working on a new play. Also, it’s autumn! And these are clearly the right steps to spend your breaks sitting on…
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).
THINGS THAT ARE THE SAME
- Half past oh-my-god-why o’clock.
- Paper avalanche!
- Professional Playwright Rewriting (PPR) = kindergarten arts & crafts project (see: multiple colored pens)
THINGS THAT ARE DIFFERENT
- 5000 degrees colder
- My housemate is a Tibetan musician with great taste in wine
- I think the painting to my left is legit watching me?
THINGS THAT I’M STILL TELLING MYSELF
- When April comes, I will sleep