Quote of the Day: What type of writing do you most want to be known for? Question posed to me by Lu at a recent women’s retreat.
The other part of that insecurity are those words from “the committee” who say, “Who am I to be known as a playwright?” especially when so many women have been working really hard to make a name for themselves as playwrights, to get their plays produced, and prosper. The battle rages on for equality in theatre. Even some of my closest friends believe that more playwrights are men. The truth is, more plays that get produced are written by men.
I don’t want this to be a post about gender equality. No matter what the roadblocks appear to be, you (I’m also talking to myself here) have the power to leap over them, to push them aside, even ignore them, and carry on.
So, after publishing this post, and doing some edits on an article (for which I get paid), I’ll be writing the next scene in Grace Notes: Piano Bench Confessions. Are you ready for another original play by the not-yet-famous Mary Aalgaard?
One huge motivator for me is in sharing the story. The table reading is like a big party where I invite safe, theatre-minded folks to my home (this time the Art Spa house), to read my play and offer feedback. Then, there’s the HUGE celebration of performing it for an audience, seeing people getting together and experiencing the story is thrilling, to say the least.
Go. Create. Inspire!
Journaling Prompt: What type of writing (or art) do you most want to be known for?