Now that it’s finally announced instead of just leaked, I can say without getting sued:
This is my job.
When your queer TV writers’ room does pottery painting as a group bonding activity… and, upon seeing your finished piece, your friends say: “This job really seems to make sense for you.”
LA asks the hard questions, and provides an emotional outlet.
When you get home from a day at the office, and dinner is on the table…
Excited for the Antic Face team and the UK Betties, and sending them love from Global Warming Capital of the World: LA In February.
Swan Huntley takes the wisdom of the universe to heart: Both of us are baffled by the difference between January in NYC and January in LA…
Things that are strange and miraculous for playwrights:
- When you get an office
- When nice people bring you morning coffee?
- When nice people BRING YOU LUNCH?!?!
Things that are normal for playwrights:
- No office
- Get your own damn coffee
- No lunch
List #1 is not a thing anyone tells you about when you decide to write for TV, but it is a real thing.
…a short-term short-notice move to LA looks like: Be back in NYC right when the rats start thawing.
Out here for MY FATHER: THE SPEEDING BULLET (NINCEST) with Mike Donahue, Max Vernon, Dito van Reigersberg, and Dane Laffrey. Sometimes we spend days reconstructing text, discussing music, and workshopping rewrites. Annnnd… sometimes we go to hockey games reffed by the incomparable Madeleine Oldham.
On the last day of the festival, after everybody’s gone home, there’s nothing to do but hang out inside the Richard Serra sculpture.