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Why Now?

A few years later, armed with a Master’s in playwriting I returned to the Times. With no small amount of what I’ll call perfect timing, I scored a coveted job as Op-Ed Columnist Nicholas Kristof’s research assistant. In the interview Kristof asked, “I want to mentor a journalist, but you’re a playwright, why should I choose you?” With great sincerity I answered, “Playwriting and journalism are two sides of the same coin--the former requires facts: the truth of the where, when, how variety. The latter depends on facts and truth of the emotional and psychological sort.”

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