People have been born into families since people started getting born at all. Playwrights have been trying to write Family Plays for a long time, too. And typically these plays try to answer endlessly complicated questions of blood and duty and inheritance and responsibility. They try to answer the question, "Can things really change?" People have been trying nobly for years and years to have plays solve in two hours what hasn't been solved in many lifetimes. This has to stop.
Will Eno lives in Greenpoint, New York. He is a Fellow at the Signature Theater in New York, where his play Title and Deed premiered in May 2012. His play The Realistic Joneses had its premiere at the Yale Repertory Theater, in April 2012. Both The Realistic Joneses and Title and Deed were on The New York Times' "Best Plays of 2012" list. His play Middletown was a winner of the Horton Foote Award and was produced at the Vineyard Theater in New York and Steppenwolf Theater in Chicago. His play Thom Pain (based on nothing) ran for a year at the DR2 Theater, was a finalist for the 2005 Pulitzer Prize, and has been translated into over a dozen languages. He was recently awarded the PEN/Laura Pels International Foundation Award. Other work has appeared in Harper's, The Believer, and The Quarterly. "He strikes me as being the real thing, a real playwright. He takes every chance. And Will keeps his voice his own: he has an awareness of the human condition I wish more people his age had." Edward Albee