I’ve been applying to the Bay Area Playwright’s festival for years. It’s this amazing programs that great plays have come from – you get to go to San Fran for a baby retreat, then develop the crap out of your play! AND I FINALLY GOT IN!!!!! But: I can’t go. It’s smack dab in the middle of my time at Williamstown. I just have to trust that the opportunity will come again, when the time is right, and that they don’t write me off for saying no. I think it’s better to not get in the habit of renegging on committments – and the play about the Maxwells – I feel like it’s going to be something really special, something that I’m meant to write, and something for them.