Playwriting can be a lonely endeavor, especially when you're between productions. In fact, I know first-hand how easy it can be to let the isolation of a writer's life quickly drag you down into career hopelessness. There is one thing I guarantee. Staying home with your scripts so you can submit them everywhere under the sun is usually a recipe for frustration and disappointment.
If you can't figure out why nobody's biting on your latest greatest creation, here's an idea. Shift your gaze (for awhile, not forever) and learn to look at your project with producer's eyes. Once you start to imagine producing your play yourself, I guarantee, your understanding of it will expand and deepen so that instead of submitting it everywhere, you'll start to see the landscape more clearly as littered with two distinctly recognizable sets of venues -- places that are a clear mismatch with your vision and those that for reasons which we will begin to untangle, are uniquely aligned with your unique story and style of telling.
Countless dramatists have emerged from my Self-Production Boot Camp to take the powerful step of assembling and inspiring a company of one's own choosing to actually mount the work themselves. When you overcome your fear of leaving your safe perch at your writers desk and take the intimidating first steps into the realm of the producer, you will grow as a person and as an artist. And before you know it, you'll look up and discover newly strengthened ties to your local theatre community, and a handful of professional relationships that may nurture you for the rest of your career.
Reach out to Roland directly to book a Boot Camp for your community.