Theatre is something I love. And it will always be there for me.
If I were a regularly produced playwright, I'd be there for theatre, more often.
But I'm not. And the few playwrights I know who are getting produced are usually found on their knees looking for money.
That's why I'm in LA, not NY (where the showcase code and real-estate mean a three person play can cost as much as $30,000 in a house that doesn't seat 50), and not SF (where there's no business to live on). It's also why I work in advertising.
So, this note from The Playgoer didn't surprise me. And shouldn't surprise anyone else.
If I ever do make a decent amount of money, one thing I'll definitely enjoy doing with it is putting together a theatre company and producing my work - and the work of my friends - as it should be made.
The good thing about LA is that, here, not only do I think I can have kids, but I think I can put up some of that theatre even WITHOUT a decent amount of money.