I was just hoping to connect with some other displaced young artists in the city. Actually, when I went to the Phoenix Artist's Club, I was approached by some other lone people at the bar and ending up having some great conversations about Edinburgh and the like. I guess that's what I'm searching for -- just a discourse about theatre and people who are passionate about what they do -- or even passionate theatre-goers, for that matter! It's the after-show discussions and the brainstorming sessions of ideas that I suppose is what I feel is missing. It's so strange to see such incredible theater here, but then not have anyone to chat to about it with, since part of the joy of seeing plays is the communal/shared nature of the experience.
Anyway, sorry for probably way too long and too personal of a response!