Remember what they say in advertising.
What's that, John?
There's a reason a nail has one point. So you can drive that one point home.
I just learned last week that I passed the French translation test which means I'm finished with all my coursework and Boston University will be bestowing a Masters of Fine Arts to me on September 25. I'm going to miss school. I've always liked the classroom, even back in high school when I wasn't supposed to like it. I'm going to miss the workshops and the lit classes with their spirited debates of what in the world is going on in this script. I had some great teachers. Last fall I had Ronan Noone. It was about the second week of class when he said, John, my job is to break your heart every week. That pretty much summed up the creative writing program at Boston University. It was tough. It really was. BU pretty much throws you in the deep end and you either sink or swim. The program is intense and challenging. And I'll also admit I think some of the pressure I was under was self-induced. I am a driven individual, I know I am.
So once I learned I had passed the requirement for French, one of the first things I did as a graduated playwright of Boston Playwrights' Theater was build this web site. One of my professors, Ilana Brownstein, stressed over and over the power of social networking and Internet 2.0, and how important it is for theater artists now to engage. Engage in what, you might ask? In the conversation, and I think it helped that I was not only engaged but I also like the digital world. Fascinated by it, actually. Must be all those years I spent as a writer in the computer industry. Or else I spent all those years in the computer industry because, deep down, I'm a nerd. Anyway, Action Bob Markle Act II is another iteration of my digital presence, and I hope I can make it interesting for everyone.