I do not know if you should begin with a character, or if you should begin with a premise.
I do not know if you should write from a political point of view, or if you should work from a place of ambiguity.
I do not know if you should toss out structure, or if you should choose a structure and slavishly serve it.
I do not know if you should try to ape your heroes, or eradicate them.
I do not know if you should use intermissions, or if you should avoid them.
I do not know if you should write within the context of your peers, or focus on your audience, or imagine an audience, or write as if only you exist.
I do not know if you should create a collage, plan out your play ahead of time, or write off the top of your head.
I couldn't tell you if you should revise ruthlessly, or embrace your messes.
I can't tell if you should work within the frame of genre, or fight it.
I don't know if I would recommend swordfights, a kitchen table, or white robes.
I have no idea if it is harder to be funny or serious.
I don't know if fundamentalism is an absolute evil.
If there are only so many stories to tell, I can't imagine which ones you should be writing.
I don't know how to make a novel into a play, a play into a novel, or to pull a novel out of a play, or put a play into a novel.
I can't tell the difference between a poem and a "language play."
I have no recommendations to make about faith.
I can't tell the difference between David Mamet and David Mamet.
I don't know how to stage Ibsen anymore.
I can't tell you how much school is too much school.
I don't know your motivations; I don't know my motivations.
I don't know if epic plays are better than one-acts.
I don't have any beliefs about tragedy.
I cannot speak to my own experience, because I do not understand myself. And I don't understand your experiences either.
I don't know if you should tell the truth, or lie.
I do not know if I prefer Jung or Freud.
I cannot attest to the importance of songs.
I don't have a rule about sex and violence on-stage.
I don't know the monologue to scene ratio that makes a play work.
I don't have any idea how to achieve the theatrical experiences that I imagined existed when I first fell in love with the theater.
I don't know what you imagined, or what you do imagine.
I cannot interpret dreams accurately.
I don't know how long a play should be.
I don't know how not to repeat myself; but I can't write the same play twice.
I cannot endorse autobiography.
I write what I don't know. I don't know if you should write what you don't know, or do know, or make things up that no one knows.