And Cody Daigle follows up on Tony’s post about new play submissions:
It’s harder to find the small indie companies that are eager to take chances on new plays when you’re not in a community. So for me, a relationship with professionals in other cities really makes a difference. So maybe it’s not about finding a play you want to do. Maybe it’s about finding a playwright you wouldn’t mind having a beer with and helping them navigate the small theatre community in your area. Not necessarily mentorship (that feels like something else), but give a couple of writers in other parts of the world a vista into your community. I’d return the favor by introducing the work of your favorite under-appreciated writers to the theatre people in my neck of the woods. It’d be the relationship, not just one script, that would matter.