A friend of mine is directing his first play -- well, it's sort of a double first-time: it's his first directing job and his first produced play as a playwright, so he's nervous enough for two jobs. Writing of course, is the hardest job in show business - but that's because writers mostly write by themselves -- or at best, with a lot of other writers, and it's hard sometimes to quantify which is worse. Writers struggle, mostly, with the existential problem of work: you will not get paid if you do not write the script, but no one will know if you do not write it because only you know you're writing it. Well, you and everyone else at the coffee shop or co-working space, but that doesn't make things any easier...
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