I think I should write about the devising process itself.
I didn't feel all that great about it.
And by that, I mean I didn't think I contributed much to the process itself. It was hard work - very psychologically demanding. Most of the time I didn't want to do it because I couldn't see any results coming from all of our efforts.
But after I read the first draft of Act One, I felt much better about the whole process. I think Calamity struck just the right balance of humor and yearning that means Chekhov to me. I just have to keep reminding myself that I had anything to do with that at all.
Devising is difficult work, but I believe the results will speak for themselves.