Yep, I’m writing a musical. Nope, I’ve never done this before. It’s daunting. Exciting. Challenging. Super interesting to me.

I’m not totally sure what’s driving me to do this. It started with a character (Willa, age 12) and a situation (the world has gone to hell in a handbasket, and she’s living inside a big box store which has been turned into a shelter).

But I feel like I’ll write more than this first one. I want to tell stories. Dig into characters, explore complicated situations from multiple perspectives. I’m increasingly drawn to highly collaborative projects. Directors, actors, musicians, set and costume and lighting and sound designers will all be co-creators of any production. And you, too, if you come to see it someday.

Also: I want to play! And what’s more playful than, well, plays?