Theatregoer: Hey Writer!
Writer: Hey Theatre Loving Person/Professional That Is Also My Friend!
I’m coming to see your new musical reading. Are you excited?
I am! Very nervous, though.
Have you been working on it a long time?
You know, whether it’s two months or two years, it always feels like a long time.
Then you must feel really connected to this material.
Of course! They say collaboration is like marriage and that writing new work is like having a baby.
Wow! I hadn’t thought of it that way! That must mean I should be very thoughtful in my response, I guess?
I would really appreciate that. I’m a creative person, so you know, we are very emotional people. We care a lot, so your response matters hugely! You could ruin, or brighten my day with your words — you’ve got a lot of power there, missy!
Okay, that makes me really nervous to talk to you after your reading. Should I be concerned?
LOL! Not for like, your safety! ROTFL! But for the future of our friendship, yes.
I don’t think I want to come anymore, this is a lot of pressure —
No! Please come! I need you to come! I need your eyes. I NEED YOUR EYES.