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Pretty much, the writer’s in charge in theater. Of course you’re in charge with the director, but no one can change your words. People can…
Having deadlines helps because people are constantly breathing down my neck, and tapping their toes waiting for pages. So I just have to work nine…
A lot of movies, in particular, have been written about working class Boston and its environs, but they’re often about drug addicts, crime bosses and…
I’ve worked really hard, but I know people who have worked even harder but didn’t have the chances I’ve had.
With studio work, I’m always the bottom man on the totem pole.
I’m going to do whatever interests me. Look, writing ‘Rabbit Hole’ came out of an interest in diversifying my portfolio, frankly.
I didn’t go into ‘Rabbit Hole’ wanting to write about class. I think because of who I am it somehow found its way into it.
The Pulitzer has nothing to do with me; it’s more about people’s perceptions of me, whatever they may be. I’m not being humble – I…
We have this myth that if you work hard, you can accomplish anything. It’s not a very American thing to say, but I don’t think…
I’ve been pretty well treated by the critics, but the critics who didn’t like my comedies hated them with an unbridled passion, and then I…
I’m just writing about people. People are dark and complicated. I’m trying to tell the truth; that’s all that I do.
Class is something I know about. I’ve lived it every day of my life, and it shaped me in my identity.
I’m not saying people shouldn’t apply themselves and work hard. You do have to try to make your own luck. But I know people firsthand…
From a young age, I was rubbing elbows with a very different kind of person and social class, and I felt a lot of tension…
I don’t want to work on a musical if I’m not the lyricist.
Film is mostly a visual medium, and so the director has much more control in terms of painting pictures and painting a performance. For theater,…
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