You’ve heard me talk about Sandy Asher’s play, JESSE AND GRACE — A BEST FRIENDS STORY. It’s based on our story in verse about two fourth graders who have grown up close but have a serious falling out that threatens their lifelong bond. In the making, Sandy and I took turns writing responses as the plot developed. We worked from a general outline without knowing precisely what the other would say and it turned out well.
The manuscript is still out for review with book editors but meanwhile the play continues to flourish. Sandy just wrote a second version of it that features two actors plus puppets and submitted it to NYU’s New Plays for Young Audiences workshop at the Provincetown Playhouse. It didn’t make it into the top 3 out of the record 97 scripts submitted, but it was a finalist and ranked #6. Way to go, Sandy! We’ll see Jesse and Grace as a book yet!