That's true. If you need to go for the screenplay, then that might be the ticket out of the drama.
When the drama surges up in me, I paint or sing to cathart (is there such a verb form of catharsis?) it out of my system. It works like a charm, and sometimes I even like end the results. Ask Picasso, he knew all about this.
Shorter OED, 1937 edition: "Catharize" v. 1832 (..) "To purify".