Hi everyone, I've recently been rechomped by the play bug and I can't decide what I should do so i looked for a place online I could ask other humans questions about playwrighting.
the big one I want to ask is how much do you guys/gals compromise in writing plays? for example the play I'm currently writing calls for 2 sherman tanks and a tyrannosaurus rex. I know this wouldn't be easy to accomplish in a stage setting, but the thought of ruining a joke for some dumb fucking director kills me.
The next question is how do you know when your writing is taking you too far? I am a middle aged man with a career and no real aspirations to become rich/famous/produced/acknowledged but I feel like dying sometimes because I'm not writing so much. Am I alone in this?
How do you guys keep writing without any validation? Should I change my style of writing to be more director/theater friendly?
Anyway, I'd love to hear from other people about their struggles and triumphs. Sometimes writing can be lonely.