Dear Actor (Sincerely, Playwright)
Congratulations on being cast.
Before you begin, please read this letter.
I’d like to introduce myself: I’m the playwright. Please know that while this play might be labeled a comedy or drama, it is in fact a mystery that only you —the artful actor—can solve.
Before we get to the details of this mystery, let’s assume that you are the flavor of actor who refers to the character you are playing in the first person singular. “I want a cheeseburger.” Instead of “The character wants a cheeseburger”.
Now, let’s get to the mystery. Imagine that you just woke up. You’re in motel room. You have no idea how you got there, where you are or e...