Laughter can bring a new perspective.
My parents didn't really know one another.
I grew up wanting to be a writer for theatre.
When my parents separated, I was very grateful.
I didn't have a teacher like Sister Mary Ignatius.
On the one hand, I'm grateful to be hired and thrilled to be paid.
Then in college I became obsessed with film, and wanted to be part of that.
Since I also act, sometimes I get over my resentment and commit to the pitch as an acting job.
My father knew the charming side of my mother, and my mother thought that he was attentive and pleasant and was an architect, which was a respectable profession, but I don't think that they actually got to know one another deeply.
Since it's based on my parents, it's more emotionally close to me than some of my more surreal plays. And then I like the balance of the comic and the sad. It should play as funny, but you should care about the characters and feel sad for them.