Why I’m Like This: Developing my Solo Show Perfect Love at The Dramatists Guild Institute
Linda Manning, Age 5, with her father
Linda Manning, Age 5, with her father

What happened next wasn’t a surprise in some way. He had left a trail of clues that he was itching to step over the line, but her ever-present search for perfect love made those inappropriate clues seem unimportant, unrecognizable even. She liked feeling him edge closer and closer to the dark place in her that ignored danger for the sake of connection. She was ashamed of that place, that need, and how desperate it made her, and here was a man looking right at that need and not turning away. –  from Perfect Love

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