It has been a joy and honor to serve on The Dramatists Guild Council. As a writer and long-time educator, I remain deeply invested in nurturing and supporting playwrights at all stages of their careers and ensuring that our organization embraces the rich diversity of voices that make up the American theatre. I believe in the notion of community, and that our strength lies in our ability to advocate for each other.
Over the years, I have had the opportunity to participate on a number of committees, including Publications, Opera, and Nominating. I’m currently the Secretary of the Steering committee, which has allowed me to play an active role in the strategic planning for the organization. It has also helped me to better understand the intricacies of the vital work that the Guild undertakes to protect the rights of composers, lyricists, librettists, and playwrights. I’ve applied what I’ve learned to my work as the Guild’s representative on the Board of The Dramatists Play Service, which is a publishing company co-founded by the Guild, in order to make plays affordable and accessible throughout the country. In addition, I advocate for gender parity as a Board member of the Lilly Awards. I remain committed to fostering an environment that welcomes and celebrates the complexity of voices within our community, and it would be my honor to continue to serve on the council.