Laughter can bring a new perspective.
I never graduated to being an atheist. I only graduated to being an agnostic.
Since I also act, sometimes I get over my resentment and commit to the pitch as an acting job.
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.
I didn't have a teacher like Sister Mary Ignatius.
On the one hand, I'm grateful to be hired and thrilled to be paid.
Then in college I became obsessed with film, and wanted to be part of that.
When my parents separated, I was very grateful.
I grew up wanting to be a writer for theatre.
My parents didn't really know one another.
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.
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.
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