A questions asked of Brett Neveu, a Chicago playwright:
Q. What's great about being a playwright in Chicago?
A. It's the freedom to be able to write any kind of play you want. With television in Los Angeles and Broadway in New York, it all rides on money. Here, the stakes are lower when it comes to trying new things. For playwrights, that both helps and hurts. It's harder to make a living but it's certainly easier to write the plays you like.