I’m fascinated by the American idea of work. My plays often take place on the job, or between co-workers. There is a lot of comedy in our national embrace of workaholism, and a world of pain, too. (My most-produced play is simply called WORK.) As an artist I ground my work in reality, but always leave room for accident, surprise, and the one-off or offbeat obsession--a snippet of overheard conversation, running into a long-lost friend, or being struck by beauty on my daily walks around the city. These details build and move the action of my plays: a bolt of information, an image, a sudden illumination can move the audience forward or backward in time, light up a connection, or drop us into a particular truth with theatricality, precision, and fun.