Read this featured article from "Anyone connected with theater will tell you that with any show, it all starts with the writing. That places an especially high premium on organizations dedicated to encouraging existing and new playwrights by fostering and workshopping their plays. The OC-Centric New Play Festival, now in its ninth year, aims to showcase the talents of seasoned playwrights as well as those at the start of their careers." ....... Read the rest of the article HE
Q: Many people don't really know their neighbors, even with just a thin wall separating them from the people next door. Do you think people still want to be neighborly today, or do you get the sense that being neighborly is a risk? A: Sitcoms lied to us: next-door neighbors are not our best friends. In my first apartment, my neighbor and I swore we’d get dinner “soon.” Then 18 months went by, and I moved out. She Venmo’d me 20 bucks every month for WiFi, but we couldn’t find
Q: We don't normally ask playwrights about the origins of their scripts, but this one has an unusual genesis. It sprang from a kind of want ad, did it not? A: Yes, Kabin Thomas, a musician and professor of music, came to the Orange County Playwrights Alliance looking to pay someone to write his story. He'd been fired under interesting circumstances from the University of Arkansas, and had even made an appearance on one of the late night talk shows. His story was fascinating.