cooperation of another producer on one play. It seems to me that the company was formed to serve the interests of the members, that those interests are certain to differ in some ways, and that the company should be flexible enough to meet situations such as this present [one] with considerable calm. Is it a matter of principle with us that there shall never be an outside producer in on our plays unless he brings a star in his hand? If so, I think it's a silly principle and I don't hold with it.
In fact, I refuse to lose interest in the Playwrights' Company no matter what happens. I want it to grow, prosper and take in more territory. I want to produce my plays with it and share my hopes and fortunes with it so long as I'm capable of writing plays. Certainly we shouldn't quarrel over anything small. Certainly we shouldn't be thinking of losing members at a time when what we need is to take more in. 2
Kurt is now enthusiastic about the possibilities of a musical based on this new Jefferson story, but I am loathe to complicate my life and