The question I hated answering the most in grad school was “Who are you writing this for?” My answer was always “Everyone. I am writing this for everyone.” I would get into arguments about this and I would stubbornly still believe I was writing for everyone by the end of most of these arguments. The thing I understand now that I didn’t before is how impossible that is. Even before working with Barrington, I came to the understanding that writing for everyone is a bad idea and it leads to bad writing. A play that’s for every person in this country still isn’t a play for everyone globally.
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