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The 2018 Dramatists Guild of America Council Election

We are happy to announce the results of this year’s Council Election. We would like to especially congratulate newly elected Council members Chisa Hutchinson, Mona Mansour, and Georgia Stitt. Each winner has crafted a biography and personal statement for your you to view below.

Chisa Hutchinson (Newly Elected) I’m a friggin’ poster child for the benefits of the Guild, having received everything from legal advice to emergency funds to surprise awards. That this community would invest so much in me has made my little heart swell with gratitude and compelled me to give… READ MORE

Georgia Stitt (Newly Elected) The place where music and drama meet is, in my opinion, the most exciting place to be a writer. I grew up as a classical musician but didn’t begin to feel at home until I started using music as storytelling. The issues musicians face can be quite different from… READ MORE

Daniel Goldfarb (Elected Incumbent) My first two terms on council have been full and active. I am entering my fifth year serving on the Steering committee, have recently joined the new Finance Committee, am completing my three-year term representing the Guild as a Tony Award… READ MORE

Michael Korie ( Elected Incumbent) It’s been a privilege and an honor serving on the Dramatists Guild Council and helping to advocate for the needs of the membership’s playwrights, composers and lyricists. For the past six years I have been enthusiastically committed to chairing… READ MORE

Robert Lopez (Elected Incumbent) In 2017, so many of our beloved cultural institutions feel more vulnerable than ever before. Serving on the Dramatists Guild Council in recent years has made it abundantly clear to me that the Guild is not something we can afford to take for granted… READ MORE

Mona Mansour (Newly Elected) As a writer, I’ve tended to be most interested in how different outside “circumstances” outside the home (politics, money, the prevailing ethos) shape the lives inside. I’m proudly Arab American, and feel very fortunate to be part of the Middle Eastern… READ MORE

Kia Corthron (Elected Incumbent) I was honored when Dramatist editor Joey Stocks requested that my ‘Why I Joined the Guild’ contribution be rerun for the special, online-only 2017 “September Issue.” As I detail in the piece, it is only by virtue of the solidarity of Guild members thatREAD MORE

Julia Jordan ( Elected Incumbent) I have greatly enjoyed serving as the Treasurer of the Dramatists Guild. If re-elected I will continue to add my voice to those concerned about the diversity in theatre and lead the work on the National Count.  We are obviously in a time of change and it is… READ MORE

Michael Lew (Elected Incumbent) Serving on the Dramatists Guild Council has been one of my highest priorities and greatest joys as an artist. Since first being elected in 2014, I’ve attended nearly every Council meeting, in addition to working on the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion… READ MORE

Robert Schenkkan (Elected Incumbent) It has been an honor to represent you on the National Council. Shortly after my election, I was asked to join the Steering Committee, the organization that oversees the tactical and strategic direction of the Dramatists Guild, as well as vetting each… READ MORE