I started my night knowing I had work to do. I have a tv show that I’m writing that has not been officially picked up in weeks. A sketch for it here or there but that’s about it. I have a spec piece that I’ve been “working on” for a week and a half that only has nine pages so far. …


I know it’s been a while. I’ve been busy and also not busy at all.

While working on Spelling Bee with Nicely one of the assclawn actors, an 18 year old woman, said something that gave me pause and I can’t get it out of my head. On the 3rd night of the show I was hella sad because once again not a single person came to the show to support me. And the next day I mentioned how sad it made and and she said “well, you’re just the….” costumer. I’m just the costumer. She said that as if…


To myself, mostly.

After working with Alayna I thought “sure, ok. The heavy lifting of this play is done, not I just need to add a few things here and there.”

Wrong.

Because in the adding I am finding myself being meaner to my character by being meaner to myself. If Anna is imagining what Mike would say then she can’t be as nice to herself as I’ve made her. She has to reach a place where she absolutely hates herself AND everything that made her that so. So when she’s imagining Mike saying the worst things to her then…


I had my Playwright’s Realm conference today with Alayna about my play. She gave me a stellar perspective as a director and dramaturg that I can admit I would not have gotten to on my own. I am more jazzed now than ever about my play and I know now that it will be seen on stage.

It’s important when you do deep dives into shit like that you wait a few days for the notes to sink in so you don’t wind up ruining it all, I guess you can say. So, as much as I want to add…


I just got back from Kansas City and I can tell you that the whole city is a shithole. And not only was is boring as hell, I was so convinced it would be fun that I didn’t even bring my laptop but on Sunday I had all frickin day to myself, ALL DAY and by 4pm I was desperate for something to do and wished I had my computer with me so that I at least had a reason to sit alone in my airbnb all day in the quiet because the Roku tv wouldn’t even work properly.

Alas…


So MONTHS ago I entered my play on a whim to the Playwright’s Realm Script Share program where if you get chosen based on your summary and statement then you are asked to send your play to a professional in their group who will give feedback and discuss how to improve, edit and potentially send out your play to be produced. I completely forgot about it, which is SO unlike me, because I figured I’m new and it’s a short play so there’s no real chance. They said themselves they get a ton.

Well, I won a spot. And they…


Rachel and I missed our White Guy CheckIn last night because I was out at my uncle’s for a BBQ hearing my BIL’s boyfriend Todd constantly talk about how drunk he gets at EVERY possible outing. So, in an effort to keep tabs on myself and be held accountable like the sudden adult that I am, here we are.

I haven’t heard back from Diedrich about an actual important thing but for some reason he likes all of my random snarky comments about other stuff on his posts, so I know he reads his stuff.

I DID, however, manage to…


While I was in New York two weeks ago to get some time away from this crap hole (I DO love my house I suppose. I love Chris and my cats and my bed and living room at least) and get some writing done for my sitcom I sort of accidentally met a TV Producer. Rachel and I are snacking friends on Instagram but I had no intentions of meeting her, really, if it weren’t for Amanda, who knew that we’d get along like whatever gangbusters are.

Rachel produced reality tv, so she’s not exactly my niche, but that’s ok…


The last few months I have been thinking about ways I could market my short play Eyes on the Flag. It’s a cathartic piece about my own sexual traumas and sort of learning how to be a whole person again now that I’ve stopped bottling everything up and actually let myself breathe again.

Since it’s a heavy topic with an emotional ending I was thinking I would Seawall/A Life it with another playwright of a similar topic and make a full women’s night of it. The only issue is that I have such high regard for my work (cocky that…


So I am currently on break from my #nakedangels Chicago Zoom and I JUST found out that I didn’t win the prize, but I won the night with Meg two weeks ago for our quarantinaversary festival!

Ok, to the gist was this. For our one year mark of zoom meeting cold reads together Connie (The musical director of NAC) decided to do a festival party of sorts instead of our usual reading style. So we had to write in to her to say we were interested in writing for it and why and then WAIT to be accepted rather than…

Katie Casebolt

Detroiter, playwright, hopeful nerd. Aoibhneastravels.com

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