OK, they have collaborated once before, several years ago, during the Play-in-a-Day spectacle, when playwrights build a play from scratch over the course of one evening, hand off the work to directors in the morning and get down to the business of putting on a show — that evening. “Which was kind of fun,” says Cynthia, “but we have different sensibilities in general, and different projects going all the time, so actual collaboration happens, well, not so much.” They read each other’s stuff and offer support and critiques of their work. “It’s a good mix,” she says. “There’s involvement, but not too much.”
But this month the couple will collaborate, in a sense, after the fact, putting its work together — to, um, couple their plays — for an Actors Studio show.