"It is time, I think, that we who are without kings, took up this bright thread of our history and followed it to the only place it can possibly lead in our time...
The heart and spirit of the average man."
-Arthur Miller, Tragedy and the Common Man
American realism and the stories around the American experiment are the reason I continue to believe in magic. I can still vividly recall the day in high school when we watched the Dustin Hoffman version of "Death of a Salesman" by Arthur Miller. Not completely understanding what I was feeling at the time, I remember being rocked by the scene in which brothers Biff and Hap leave their old man drunk and babbling to himself in a public bathroom. I was always close with my old man. I found myself becoming more curious about our other great storytellers: O'Neill, Hellman, Odets, Shepard, Wilson,Parks and kinda just hung around looking for any chance to work on great stories.