This is Jose Rivera in "Butterflies Landing" from Playwrights Teach Playwriting:
Playwriting is an interaction between the many selves contained in every individual and the ability to interact with those selves is an innate quality that I find to be true of writers. Playwrights who have it, have it and those who don't, don't. I do find that it's a prerequisite, in a way, to being a good playwright. But I wouldn't even know how to go about cultivating that in a class, unless it was through hypnotism or something.
Isn't it also, in a way, a prerequisite to being crazy? But I guess the world is all about fine lines and which side of the tracks you were born on. Also, and related: I'm willing to be hypnotized in order to cultivate almost anything, only not in a public forum intended for sport or mockery, and then only if I were being paid. Please note that I try to auction myself off on this blog at least a couple times a month, and for some reason people keep not wanting to buy me. Remember: I wear shoes!
As a special bonus, however, I offer you some etymological learning for the day:
The term is not a variant spelling of playwrite, but something quite distinct: the word wright is an archaic English term for a craftsman or builder (as in a wheelwright or cartwright). Hence the prefix and the suffix combine to indicate someone who crafts plays. The homophone with write is in this case coincidental.
Oh my God, no wonder English irritates the shit out of people. Although, by rights (!), you may now refer to me as a dumbwright.
[Applause! Bow and exit.]