The main protagonists of my three plays are united by a determination to risk security and comfort in their search for greater self-expression. Harold Faver, inspired to write poetry again after giving it up decades before in college, vacates a restful grandfatherly retirement in his snug New Hampshire condo for a small apartment in New York City where his has no friends, relatives, or contacts. Audrey Blancherd leaves behind a secure teaching position and a devoted romantic partner to follow her yearning for a vague career in the theatre somewhere at the end of a bus ride. Sue Amsted breaks off an insincere relationship with a young lawyer, while seven months pregnant, hoping to start her own business with little money, or outside support. None of the three is endowed with rare brilliance, or talent. Yet they are heroes in the sense that our world escapes mediocrity and complacency, because millions like them share these same desires.