Where the money isn’t
Playwriting is the last great bastion of the individual writer. It’s exciting precisely because it’s where the money isn’t. Money goes to safety, to consensus. It’s not individualism. That’s why sometimes I get very frustrated watching plays. I’m like: “Man, you have the shot here to say anything and this is what you’re saying? This boring retread of a play I’ve seen five hundred times, this denatured Arthur Miller? I mean you could do or say anything that’s within the bounds of the law if you don’t harm anybody physically, and this is what you’re doing?” Theater is just too exciting a prospect to be left to dullards.