I'm trying out a new thing this year. Promoting a play before it's done. Maybe that comes with the territory when it's your thesis, or when it's a story set against the back-drop of a hot-button topic. In any case, as I continue to re-draft 'Frackture' and prep for the next step in this play's development, I have been talking about it more and more with journalists both here at OU and in other lovely places, like Washington, D.C.
Maybe this happens all the time to some playwrights, but discussing a play this much while it's being developed and workshopped is an entirely new experience for me. I'm stoked about this one, so I'm trying to keep expectations on the level. It's easy to ramble on about characters and hype a story you love telling, but hopefully the story will still be exciting and fresh when audiences finally see it. It's finding the balance between the buzz and the "pre-buzz" of the play that has become an unexpected, yet welcome, part of my writing process.
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