I am always amazed at how tricky it is to write a play, or a performance text, or even to know what it is before it’s in front of people.
The other day I got actors and a director in a room to work on a script I’ve had kicking around called How To Kill Yourself and Why. I workshopped part of it at the UCSB theater lab a couple summers ago, but that time was mostly spent working on how to approach acting in one of my shows. So this time we worked, I took the last three days to write more and edit, and then we’re back tomorrow to try out the changes. I am thinking of building this developmental process into everything I do. We’ll do some kind of invited reading later this summer.