” I’m of the school ‘Write what you know.’ You can educate yourself, but the best writing usually comes from the heart. “


” If you’re trying to write something that you don’t understand and embrace at the very core of you, it’s not going to turn out with quite the authenticity and passion it should have. “


” Young people have got to start their own theaters, really. All good theater is a kind of mom-and-pop operation. Start your own theater. “


” With me, writing is 60% imagination, 30% people you know and 10% you don’t know where it comes from. “


” American Playhouse’ is very supportive of writers. That’s really why writers like to write for ‘American Playhouse’ for very little money. They care about making your play, your script, not some network production. We’re treated like playwrights, not like fodder for some machine. “


” I’ve had wonderful collaborators. They’re very different, just as actors are. Working on a show with Nathan Lane is different from working on a show with Chita Rivera. It keeps you on your toes because it’s different every time. “



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