I’m having people over tomorrow to read the latest version of my play “Transplanted in Mississippi.”
I realized I wanted to get to know more actors. So for this reading, I invited a lot of actors whom I don’t know very well. Maybe I’ve said hi to them after a show or chatted with them at some play reading. All of them work a lot in the Seattle area, so I thought, why not? The more people know about my work, the better.
The thing about working actors, though, is that they’re often… working. So most of them couldn’t come. But at least they know about me and that I’m serious about developing my work.
What’s more, this guy I’m acquainted with who’s the managing director of a theater here, read the play and said he enjoyed it! He can’t come to the reading, but now he’s read a play of mine and liked it. He even asked me what my plans for it are.
I told him that after this reading I plan to do a few more edits to the text, and then send it out.
Which is exactly what I plan to do.