I just finished a brief gig as a play reader/evaluator for the Sundance Theatre Lab, reading and, yes, evaluating just a handful of the 700 or so plays that were submitted this year.
I hereby make the following resolutions:
-I will never write a play about 9/11 or the "war on terror."
-I will never write a play about the aimlessness and self-doubt of Gen X slackers.
-I will never write a play about how people today - especially Gen X slackers - are too obsessed with and/or influenced by TV and other mass media.
-I will never write a play featuring fantasy scenes where characters step inside TV shows or movies.
-I will never write a play where a narrator tells the audience the lesson of the play before it's even started. (Shakespeare got away with it, but he was him.)
-I will never say that anything I've written is "controversial" before it's even been published, performed or read.
-I will not mock anyone else's writing on this blog again unless I've started writing my own stuff again.