I apologize for stealing the title of Rilo Kiley’s 2004 album for this blog, but I couldn’t think of a better title.
Back in August, Tiffany emailed me to ask if I would write a blog post for the upcoming Prescott production. She suggested that I talk about some of my adventures. I like to walk long distances and sail boats down to Mexico (I live in Southern California, so it’s not that far). Okay, yes, some folks might call that adventurous, but to me, it’s what I do. At the same time, I look at Tiffany who has just had a baby, and I think, whoah, that’s adventurous.
So what does this have to do with women’s playwriting (which is why we’re here)???
If in life, there is more than one way to be adventurous, then the same holds true for play scribbling. When I sit down to write a play, I strive to push the form, to be innovative, and to redefine what I’m doing. Sometimes it works. Sometimes it doesn’t. Sometimes I end up with a pile of muck. Adventure isn’t perfect all the time.
A lot of the time, adventure is a lot of fun. It’s worth it to be more adventurous in everything I do.
So if I can say anything to you, gentle women’s playwriting blog reader, it would be: be adventurous, be bold, and don’t forget to just be. You never know what you’re gonna end up with.