Parsing through the paper this last weekend I came across a rather spot-on piece in the Theater section, of all places, written by a familiar name: Mike Birbiglia

Over the course of two years I’ve performed “The New One” in 60 cities in three countries and I’m still making changes. The show will run for 12 weeks at the Cort Theater and I will have my binder backstage after every performance, making notes on what could work better. The script is a living, breathing item that changes constantly and the audience has everything to do with that.

From – Six Tips For Getting Your Solo Play on Broadway

They would keep rewriting the Bible if they thought they could get away with it.

A story, and the expression of it, is merely a manifestation of an idea. Ideas have this weird thing where they never quite finish evolving. There’s always something new and different that your mind is trying to tell you. The consequence of being human is knowing there is an endless stream of stimuli that bombard our senses and is consciously, and subconsciously, harvested by our finicky brains. The new stuff makes connections with the old stuff. The one memory that defines you starts to change its shape just a bit.

No story – be it a novel or a movie or what have you, is ever entirely finished. Things that are presented in episodes have a little bit of leeway. Lies are really good at spinning out of control; the truth even more so. What we are presented with is what the creator decided was enough to print, frame, and finish at that moment.

They would probably keep rewriting the Bible if they thought they could get away with it.

Writing would be great if it weren’t the only thing I knew how to do.

I publish as much as I can, you’ll just have to wait for the rest.

 

Writing would be great if it weren’t the only thing I knew how to do.

I publish as much as I can, you’ll just have to wait for the rest.