Playwright and composer – creator of the musical Group

The Collective We

My Bookshelf

Early on in my musical “Group” Dr. Allen talks about the power of a community and how the collective we can figure anything out.

I’ve decided to follow my own advice and lean on collaboration more often.

Last night, for example, I had five gifted actors over to cold read my one act “The Unspoken Pull Of The Moon.” In the past I might have started submitting it without much outside help. I know now the power of others opinions. When the play is working, it helps to have confirmation from people you believe in. When a play isn’t working it… Helps to have confirmation from people you believe in.

Thankfully it went well and we had a blast. There are few things as satisfying as creation and sharing that process is rewarding… I promise.

Adam Emperor Southard
Los Angeles playwright

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