Daughters of Catastrophe: American Theater, DIY, & Me:
Plenty of people in theater will tell you the DIY approach is silly and won't make you rich. Ask them if they are rich. Ask them if their house or car is paid off. Ask them if they have health insurance. Ask them if they're offering you a job when they mock your plan to bypass their theater.
None of this DIY stuff is from Daisey's monologue. I don't want to put words in his mouth, especially since he is so eloquent.
This is what I have come to realize after twenty years in theater: You won't get anything from regional theaters, other than a come-on and (at best) a staged reading. So while you have the joy and enthusiasm for this art form, just go for it.