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Committees

DG Archive Committee

Oversees the Archival material of the Dramatists Guild

Doug Wright, Chair
Christine Toy Johnson

Awards Committee

Branden Jacobs-Jenkins, co-chair
Joshua Harmon, co-chair
Donna Hoke
Jireh Holder
Martyna Majok
Sarah Ruhl

Copyright Advocacy

Formerly the Censorship committee,
advocates on behalf of authors and their copyright.

Georgia Stitt, Chair
Craig Carnelia
Sean Flahaven
Stephen Flaherty
Karen Hartman
Kait Kerrigan
Andrew Lippa
Brian Lowdermilk

Devised Theater

Charged with drafting a ‘best practice’
and contracts for devised theater.

Doug Wright, Chair
Hunter Bell
Gab Cody
Rinne Groff
Moises Kaufman
Kyoung Park
Jeffrey Sweet
Paul Thureen

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

Promotes the core belief that the
theatre should be a diverse and inclusive place.

Christine Toy Johnson, Chair
Kia Corthron
Tina Fallon
Amanda Green
Branden Jacobs-Jenkins
Lisa Kron
Victor Lesniewski
Michael Lew
Shellen Lubin
Mona Mansour
Tari Stratton
Lloyd Suh
Gwydion Suilebhan
Amy VonVett
Charlayne Woodard

Education

Addresses theater courses and copyright issues in higher education.

David Lindsay-Abaire, co-chair
Marsha Norman, co-chair
Dan Berkowitz
Kia Corthron
Kristoffer Diaz
Jonathan Dorf
Gary Garrison
Rebecca Gilman
Daniel Goldfarb
Donna Hoke
Douglas Post
Charlayne Woodard

Events Committee

Oversees the planning and execution of large-scale DG events.

Josh Gershick
Charlene Donaghy
Robert Schenkkan
Sara Wordsworth

Festival

Created the ‘Festival Guidelines’.

Donna Hoke
David Guaspari
Stephen Kaplan
Rich Orloff
Eric Sanders
Julius Sanderes
Kathleen Warnock

Opera

Reviews and researches current standards for librettists and composers of opera for an eventual ‘best practice document.

Michael Korie, Chair
Stephen Karam
Terrance McNally
John Patrick Shanley
Donna Di Novelli
William Hoffman
David Henry Hwang
Tony Kushner
Craig Lucas
Deborah Brevoort
Mark Campbell
David Johnston
Lynn Nottage
Stephen Schwartz
Joan Sorkin

 

 

Membership

Oversees membership department and gives directives.
Engages in member outreach.

Membership is currently overseen by the Steering Committee. See list below.

Music Committee

Investigates standards within orchestration
agreements and cast albums.

Sean Flahaven, Chair
Andrew Lippa
Jason Robert Brown
Stephen Flaherty
Michael Korie
Lin-Manuel Miranda
Georgia Stitt

Press

Critics and DG Members come together to discuss the landscape of critique writing across the U.S.

Doug Wright, Chair
Marc Acito
David Auburn
Kia Corthron
Tina Fallon
Emily Mann
Douglas Post
Robert Schenkkan
Joey Stocks
Tari Stratton Critics:
Maureen Angelos
Misha Berson
Sherry Eaker
Adam Feldman
Elysa Gardner
William Hirschman
Christopher Jones
Matt Polk

Political Engagement

Newly formed committee; committed to taking action in the current political climate for dramatists; issues such as censorship, and first amendment rights;

Lisa Kron, Chair
Tina Fallon
Christine Toy Johnson
Douglas Post
Kate Moira Ryan
Nikkole Salter
Ralph Sevush
Gwydion Suilebhan
Zack Turner
Amy VonVett
Teresa Coleman Wash
Charlayne Woodard
Doug Wright

Publications

Oversees the content of The Dramatist magazine.

Amanda Green, Chair
Lynn Ahrens
Kirsten Childs
Nathan Alan Davis
Daniel Goldfarb
Adam Gwon
Tina Howe
Chisa Hutchinson
Christine Toy Johnson
David Kirshenbaum
Michael Korie
Deborah Zoe Laufer
Michele Lowe
Lin Manuel-Miranda
Lynn Nottage
Jonathan Marc Sherman
Caridad Svich

 

Steering

Oversees the agenda for Council meetings.

Doug Wright, Chair
Teresa Coleman Wash
Daniel Goldfarb
Amanda Green
Lisa Kron
Julia Jordan
Andrew Lippa
Marsha Norman
Lynn Nottage
Robert Schenkkan
Stephen Schwartz
John Weidman