Struggling with the play

I am still struggling with this one man play that I’m trying to write.  Drafts 1 and 2 were very similar, making them really Drafts 1.0 and 1.1.  I have not yet found the journey of the play and I think that’s what is really holding me back.  I don’t know the character’s journey.  There’s a lot of words there, but I don’t yet think they are any more than that: just words.   I know the character’s background, and what he thinks about things, but at the moment, the play lacks a certain…theatricality, which I think will be resolved by finding the character’s journey. Once I know the journey, I’ll be able to give the play focus.

The play needs serious dramaturgy.  I need a dramaturg to help me find the play.

Who would have thought writing a play with just one character would be so difficult?*

*Just kidding. I knew it would be difficult. I guess I just didn’t know exactly how difficult.

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