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