After my third or fourth reading of Homer’s Iliad I became obsessed with Breseis, Achilles’ concubine—so obsessed that I wrote a play that transported the character to the campus of a small, modern-day college in upstate New York. Now, with a generous grant from the Arts & Humanities Council of Montgomery County, I will be able to see the play onstage … by producing and directing it myself. It’s my first go as a director, and I have been learning a great deal about the process, with kind help from several experienced directors, designers, and other pros. The play, newly renamed Classics 101: A Satyr Play, will be performed at the Bethesda Writer’s Center on August 23-25.