Writing a play — even a short one — is a difficult and lonely process for me. Maybe one day it’ll get easier, but for now there’s no fun to it until rehearsals start. I love watching the director and actors find their way (and themselves) through the text, trying some great things, trying some not-so-great things, but trying always to get at the truth.

Sitting quietly, watching them work, I’m glad they’re too busy to notice the big embarassing grin on my face. They’re my heroes and I’m their biggest fan.

(Lower East Side Tenement Museum Theater, Orchard St)