Tari Stratton is the Director of Education & Outreach for the Dramatists Guild of America; the Associate Editor of The Dramatist magazine, the only magazine dedicated to the theatrical writer; and Acting Director of the Dramatists Guild Institute. She has been at the Guild since 1997.
Tari is a member of the Guild’s Education, Awards, DEI, and Copyright Advocacy committees. She helps produce the Dramatists Guild’s regional and national conferences, their annual Awards Night, and other special events such as the Anti-Piracy Blast to stop sheet music online piracy, and Copyright Matters, a program presented at the Library of Congress. Tari is an instructor with the DGI and has also represented the Guild at various conferences around the country, including KC/ACTF, BroadwayCon, the Austin Film Festival, the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, and the Association for Writers and Writing Programs. She is proud to serve on committees with the Guild, the League of Broadway Theaters and Producers, and the Alliance for Inclusion in the Arts to increase diversity in the performing arts and has worked with the planning committee and producers of the Dramatists Guild’s new podcast, TalkBack.
Before joining the Guild, Tari worked as an actress and/or theater administrator at theaters across the country, including in Ohio; Detroit; Woodstock, NY; NYC; and Cedar City, Utah. She also taught several theater classes, as an Adjunct Professor, at Fordham University, Lincoln Center campus. Other teaching includes courses in theater history, acting, and scene study. She has a BFA in acting /directing from Kent State University and an MFA in theater management from Wayne State University.