"I just found that little thread and started pulling," he says.
"I could not write a naturalistic play about Iraq. I've never been there. I could do all the research. I could write a very gritty war play, but ultimately that doesn't interest me," he says. "Part of why it doesn't interest me is that I would spend half my time fretting over whether I'm getting it right or not. By doing it my way, I'm opening it up. I'm creating my own ghost world."