The Play Development Process
'There's a very, very good reason for [the play development process]: It is to de-ball the plays; to castrate them; to smooth down all the rough edges so they can't cut, can't hurt. It's to make them commercially tolerable to a smug audience. It's not to make plays any better. Most playwrights who write a good play write it from the beginning.'
-- Edward Albee
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