What does it mean to be a mid-career playwright? The term implies time in the field, not necessarily age. You put in ten or more years being a writer, then lo and behold, you graduate from being an emerging writer to this mythological midway point in your career. These terms are—I suspect—the product of play development and its central role in playwriting since the 1980s. I don’t mind these terms. In this time of quarantine and uncertainty, anything that implies a sense of forward movement instead of soul-crushing stasis gets my vote.