No, you don’t have to start your play with a premise. You can start with a character or an incident, or even a simple thought. This thought or incident grows, and the story slowly unfolds itself. You have time to find your premise in the mass of your material later. The important thing is to find it.BrainyQuote. 2020. Lajos Egri Quotes. [online] Available at: https://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/lajos_egri_645000 [Accessed 4 June 2020].