I wrote this in May 2013, and never posted it!
A year ago, I wrote about my plans for submitting to places that scare me. By which I meant, theaters I was thoroughly intimidated to submit to, thinking they’d never choose a play of mine.
I submitted “How to Kill a Cactus” to Playwrights Horizons. Last December, I got a letter back from them.
They said they read my play, they liked it, they discussed it extensively. Ultimately they passed, because it’s a bit too sentimental for them.
But they liked it! They liked it enough to discuss it extensively!
So you can bet I plan to send them something else. And I sent them a nice reply, thanking them for the feedback.
I never submitted to the Public Theater! I started investigating them, to see if “Cactus” would be right for them.
Then I stopped.
Goal for this week: submit “How to Kill a Cactus” to the Public Theater in New York.
Update, 30 September 2013
The Public didn’t accept “Cactus.” 😦