Trying not to annoy the theater
How can I make sure they got my script, which they asked for, without making them annoyed with me?
- I waited nine months to contact them
- I wrote a simple letter that – I hope – clearly explained why I was writing
- I acknowledged that they are really busy
- I made it easy for them to respond
The final letter
Re: full script of “Lessons from Moonshine” (formerly “In the Spirits of Our God”)
Last September, you sent me a request for the full script of my play “Lessons from Moonshine” (formerly “In the Spirits of Our God”). I know literary departments are usually swamped, but since I didn’t get back the SASP I included, I’m writing to make sure you got it.
If you didn’t get the full script, and you would still like to see it, please let me know and I will send it again. Hoping to make your lives a little easier, I’m including an SASP with boxes you can check depending on your response. Or you can reach me at (email), (phone), or at the address above.
The postcard I included
I included a postcard with four checkboxes:
 We received the full script
 Please send the full script
 We are no longer interested
 We have what we need at this point
I even checked the postage rate for postcards, just to be sure. Good thing, because it has gone up!
Could I have done this better?
If you have any suggestions for how I could have done this better, could you post them here? Thanks!