I can no longer communicate with you. Please come back.

As with my first two plays, DISCONNECTION emerges from personal experience. My own elderly and delightful piano teacher was ordered by those in charge of his religion to "disconnect" from me, as I had become somewhat ornery on the topic of its policies and culture.

This disconnection infuriated me. He and I had for years openly discussed these issues in a personal space of friendship and tolerance, without it ever being the slightest problem between us. At some point I did an interview on the topic for a book, and I received thereafter a small card in the mail from my teacher, saying only, "I can no longer communicate with you. Please come back." Words more foreign to his personality could not possibly be found. Beyond a brief 5-minute telephone call to verify that this was ordered upon him and not his idea, we have not spoken since. Nonetheless, as often occurs in the life of a writer... It gave me an idea. DISCONNECTION is the realization of that idea.

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