Serving on the Dramatists Guild Council has been an honor and a highlight of my professional life. I remain committed to uprooting all forms of a playwright’s exploitation in (and beyond) the field and advocating for the fullest educating possible of dramatist at any levels (students to established), especially in regard to their contractual rights.
I remain passionate about issues of diversity, not just in terms of race and gender but age and geography. I remain interested in fostering conversation between generations and across regions, creating a professional climate of knowledge-sharing and mentorship. To this end, I have served on the Contracts Committee and the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee, paying particular attention to the ways in which the broader field must change in accordance to the transformation of the American Theatre itself. I have also led to the resurrection of the Awards Committee with a commitment to providing informational resources and counseling for all artists about the financial realities of prize economies and, importantly, to bringing overdue attention and recognition to colleagues working tirelessly outside of the New York City area.
If re-elected, I will seek to deepen and continue this work for a more inclusive, more enlightened, more sustainable field.