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Born: 1949-01-02
Profession: Playwright
Nation: American
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Laughter can bring a new perspective.

Tags: Bring, Laughter

I didn't have a teacher like Sister Mary Ignatius.

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I grew up wanting to be a writer for theatre.

Tags: Theatre, Wanting, Writer

I never graduated to being an atheist. I only graduated to being an agnostic.

Tags: Agnostic, Atheist, Graduated

My parents didn't really know one another.

Tags: Another, Parents

On the one hand, I'm grateful to be hired and thrilled to be paid.

Tags: Grateful, Hand, Paid

Since I also act, sometimes I get over my resentment and commit to the pitch as an acting job.

Tags: Acting, Job, Sometimes

Then in college I became obsessed with film, and wanted to be part of that.

Tags: College, Film, Wanted

When my parents separated, I was very grateful.

Tags: Grateful, Parents, Separated

My biggest problem with organized religion is that God has been imagined as a human being with emotions. I feel if you let go of that, then it's possible to see God as a force, to connect to him or her spiritually.

Tags: God, Human, Religion

My father knew the charming side of my mother, and my mother thought that he was attentive and pleasant and was an architect, which was a respectable profession, but I don't think that they actually got to know one another deeply.

Tags: Father, Mother, Thought

Since it's based on my parents, it's more emotionally close to me than some of my more surreal plays. And then I like the balance of the comic and the sad. It should play as funny, but you should care about the characters and feel sad for them.

Tags: Care, Funny, Sad

And there was no money in Chicago for a band.

Tags: Band, Chicago, Money

And we used to do a lot of drugs and get very drunk on very cheap wine.

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Our very first gig in Melbourne was a confrontation.

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There's fifty bands doing my riffs for ever and ever.

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They're there because, for some reason, they have the notion that they're supposed to be there.

Tags: Notion, Reason, Supposed

Until these college students came into town, we were all very poor and didn't have money to do anything.

Tags: College, Money, Poor

We don't analyze our lyrics.

Tags: Analyze, Lyrics

We don't care about our audiences that much. We just go out and play.

Tags: Audiences, Care

We never really wanted to play in California.

Tags: California, Wanted

We were just a bunch of high school kids who got into the Ramones together.

Tags: Kids, School, Together

We played a gig and we had a song that was offensive to people of the Jewish persuasion, and we led off with it, and they were offended by it, and that was that.

Tags: Off, Played, Song