The difference between critics and audiences is that one is a group of humans and one is not
Good writers define reality; bad ones merely restate it. A good writer turns fact into truth; a bad writer will, more often than not, accomplish the opposite
What people really want in the theater is fantasy involvement and not reality involvement.
There are lots of young vital playwrights who are experimenting, and these are the plays that people who are interested in the theatre should see. They should go off Broadway. They should go to the cafe theatres and see the experiments that are being made.
A play is fiction and fiction is fact distilled into truth.
I have a fine sense of the ridiculous, but no sense of humor.