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September 09, 2010


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Isaac, this is totally unfair.

1. Focus on your craft and eschew sloppy work from yourself and your collaborators.

Where's the fun in that?

2. Make entertaining theatre.

We're making theatre, not movies!

3. Treat your audience as your equals.

Then how am I going to experience the thrill of believing I'm better than other people?

4. Make it fun.

Fun, schmun! Having fun is an insult to our Puritan forebears and is thus anti-American. And therefore terrorist.

5. Don't be a dick.

I can't be a dick if I don't have one, can I? Even if I could, once again - where's the fun in that? Isn't the point of doing this the creation of juicy gossip and crazy stories in somebody's memoir when they get rich and famous?

6. Don't put on work you would not want to see as an audience member.

Just because I don't want to see it doesn't mean it's not good for you!

7. Content matters.

Oh yeah? Explain Times Square! Fuck content! I want to be slick and stylish and clever but not say anything!

8. It's not about you. It's about the work.


Oh. You were serious.

9. Make work that reflects your values.

Why? I'm going to sell them to the highest bidder when they option it for a screenplay anyway.

10. Don't charge too much for it.

Bullshit! If I don't charge $45 for a staged reading, how am I going to keep 99Seats from coming to my show?

Seriously, Isaac. You're losing your grip. If you weren't an atheist, I'd say it was downright blasphemy.


I sort of also write #6 last year:


So if this post is earnest, right on! Or if satire, than I stand satirized!


I cannot tell you how happy I was to see this post title. Can I print and distribute this?


But of course!

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