Welcome To Workshop Hell. May We Take Your Dignity?

“There is a land for playwrights called Workshop Hell. It resides in the rehearsal halls and the mostly empty auditoriums of this nation’s theaters. In Workshop Hell, new scripts are pushed to their feet in readings and semistaged productions. They’re critiqued and commented upon and massaged. Those workshops most frequently lead to… another workshop. And another. And sometimes, another. For writers caught in Workshop Hell, seeing their script under the full illumination of stage lights can be a distant dream.”