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Episode 18
Todd London


In the Keynote address from the DG’s National Conference Todd London, Artistic Director of New Dramatists, delivers an anthem to the American playwright that urges dramatists to forge on with hope and pride of what we can achieve.


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Todd London

Todd London is the Artistic Director of New Dramatists. London became the first recipient of Theatre Communications Group’s (TCG) Visionary Leadership Award, for “an individual who has gone above and beyond the call of duty to advance the theatre field as a whole, nationally and/or internationally.” His book, Outrageous Fortune: The Life and Times of the New American Play (written with Ben Pesner), was the product of a five-year study he led for Theatre Development Fund about new play production in America and the lives and livelihoods of playwrights. London currently contributes to howlround.com in a series titled “A Lover’s Guide to American Playwrights” and is a frequent featured speaker at conferences, universities and theatres.

Works Include: The World’s Room; Outrageous Fortune: The Life and Times of the New American Play; Contemporary American Monologues for Women;Contemporary American Monologues for Men; New Dramatists: Best Plays by the Graduating Class; An Ideal Theatre: The Visions that Founded America's Theatres.


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