The e-mail I wrote to the literary manager at Trinity Rep
Thank you for your feedback. I’m sorry to hear that Trinity Rep isn’t interested in my play, but I appreciate very much your taking some time to give me some comments. If I rewrite the play I will look at the issues you mention.
And next time I have something I think would suit Trinity Rep, I hope I can send it to you.
At second look, it sounds stiff. I could relax my writing a little in the next one. But anyhow, the literary manager wrote back that of course I could send them something next time.
How is this good for me?
So. The literary manager said they won’t pursue my play any further. I assume that means she didn’t pass it on to the artistic director, even. Naturally, I’m disappointed.
She does want to see more of my work. Which is good.
I was gracious and polite, and considerate of how busy she must be. Which is good, both because I think that’s how I should treat people, and because I have shown myself to be professional.
It’s a small world out there, ultimately.