Rehana and I have been living totally hand-to-mouth lately, her with her grad school debt and me having just finished grad school. I always knew that the life of an artist would be financially precipitous, but that realization has been made starkly apparent given a two-playwright household.
I am just so unspeakably grateful for the generosity of the Dramatists Guild, and Lanford Wilson and Helen Merrill's estates, and my teachers at Juilliard - Marsha Norman and Chris Durang. Scratch that; we're doubly grateful. In a home where we're constantly taking turns alternating between who has to be the breadwinner and who gets to be the artist, these awards give us both a chance to focus exclusively on our art.
Coverage from the Dramatists Guild Awards Ceremony: