BECCA SCHLOSSBERG is playwright and performer based in Brooklyn. Her plays Just Like I Wanted and 3Boys are available for licensing. She has written many plays including Punches, Hands, Cal & Gray, Brightly Shone the Moon, Guidance, All We Are, and Glenhawk. This is her first contribution to the Brooklyn Rail. Follow her @Schlossbossfun for all Schlossberg-related fun.
I still remember when I got notice. Flashing in my inbox one afternoon in May, I was told I would be a participant in the 39th Annual Samuel French OOB Festival, a yearly event in NYC that features thirty aspiring playwrights and their one act plays. The news was thrilling; I had submitted plays to the festival three years in a row. Every year came back a nay-say. By 2014, I had essentially written off my chances.