I'm deep in rewrites on my new comedy #BROS after a great reading/notes from Soho Theatre. The play is about male privilege and the internet, anger and shame.
Here are some of the things I'm looking at:
Jon Ronson's amazing new book on public shaming and Twitter. A page-turning must read that explores internet mobs and the history of shame-based punishment.
Men Explain Things to Me by Rebecca Solnit -- the inspiration for the phrase "mansplaining". Upsetting truths/stats in this book. For research, I'm inspired by this haunting passage about the need to enact violence:
Charlie Pierce, he of Wait Wait Don't Tell Me fame, let this scythe of a sentence fly in a recent article on Grantland about American sports star Curt Schilling dealing with internet trolls:
Finally there are notes from my meeting with the AD and AAD of Soho. mask recognition of culpability.