We're downstairs in the black box when Jodi and Paul come in with the scripts, and the directors get to blindly draw them. After the draw, they get to reading while the playwrights leave the room. It'd be funny if one of them stayed and read over the director's shoulder, but I guess we don't want too much tension this early in the morning. After the directors get their first impression of the script, they will pair off with their playwright to discuss 'concepts' or something fancy and director-like.
Speaking of segues, has anyone noticed the copious amounts of FOOD these guys have? And it's FREE! No wonder this festival is popular.