Let’s talk about rates

I really don’t like that pay transparency isn’t a thing in theatre. No one likes to talk about money and it feels very pushed under the table. Lately, a couple of playwrights have asked me about their rates because they’re not sure what to charge. I’m not saying my rates are perfect* but below is…

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this is custom made

I remember the first time I did something playwrights are “not allowed” to do: In my play, Onesies and Whiskey, I mixed poetry and standard dialogue and everyone in grad school told me it was too off-putting. That I would need to either make the whole play in verse or “get rid” of the poetry….

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Wreck My Plans

And so it begins. As the year ends, everyone writes about the year we’ve had, the highs, the lows, the lessons we’ve learned, and all of our hopes for the future. In the past, I’ve done the same. So I’m not judging anyone who is trying to make sense of this nonsense year. But after…

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Heart of Gold, Holy Mess

I’m getting tired of being told I’m not special. I was working on an application that’s due on December 3. It’s a fellowship I’ve applied to for the last three years that I’ve been worried I won’t be applicable for soon. The artistic director knows my name and writes very sweet notes on my rejection…

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I Dreamed a Dance with You

But now until forever love, I’ll live to dance with you. I’m thinking about breaking up with theatre. I’ve been thinking about it since before the pandemic, to be honest. And I guess, to be specific, I am thinking about breaking up with white American theatre. Like a lot of playwrights right now, I am…

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