God’s Plot is based on a little known episode in our nation’s history: the 1665 performance of Ye Bare and Ye Cubbe, the first play known to be produced in the future USA. The artists were taken to court for blasphemy. That the incident involved art, politics, religion, land fraud, false identity, entrepreneurialism, and the spirit of independence, made it a striking example of the origins of our national character. I wrote the play to share this story, and to celebrate the unique combination of failures and successes that mark our nation’s character and history. In the end, I was quite proud of the work and the cast and crew’s commitment to making something joyful, heartfelt, and intelligent.