Oscar Hallas is a DTA grad about to head off for Knox College. He wrote several plays as a teen, many of them in DTA's Writers Project.
1: I like the process of connecting the various related ideas I have in my mind. It's like inventing puzzle pieces to fit other puzzle pieces together.
2: I love the first laugh I get from an audience the first time I perform my writing.
3: I like the challenge of always being original. Even with an original story, it's dangerously easy to slip into territory (in terms of themes and ideas) which has already been explored too much.
Downtown Art is currently seeking teen writers and composers for this year's 'Writers Project'. Check it out at www.downtownart.org