cover art of the National Conference Issue 2018: Spotlights above a city skyline that read "Your Pen, Our Sword".
cover art of the National Conference Issue 2018: Spotlights above a city skyline that read "Your Pen, Our Sword".
The Conference Issue May/Jun 2018
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The Conference Issue May/Jun 2015
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2018 Conference Issue

This edition of The Dramatist is dedicated to that summer's DG National Conference. Other topics of note include Tere Martínez's feature on how Puerto Rican playwrights' Creative Fury in the aftermath of Hurricane María's devastating impact, a discussion between Emily Mann and Teresa Coleman Wash on being Playwrights as Artistic Directors, and a Roundtable on Fair Use in Copyright Law (moderated by Gray Coleman). Also in this issue, Dramatists explain what the Guild's motto "Your Pen Our Sword" means to them and Deborah Murad unveils new Devised Theatre Contracts for DG members. Additionally, Gordon Leary responds to Ten Questions about being a writer, Julia Meinwald answers questions about The Craft, and Young Jean Lee shares "Why I Joined the Guild."

2015 Conference Issue

This edition of The Dramatist is dedicated to the 2015 Dramatists Guild National Conference, held in La Jolla, California. In preparation for the upcoming conference, Tari Stratton speaks with dramatists about their experiences Writing for a Changing World, while Doug Wright discusses Playwrights and Copyright, explaining why creation is not its own reward. Joey Stocks moderates a conversation about Stage and Screen with recent Golden Globe winners Sarah Treem and Alexander Dinelaris, and Lynn Ahrens writes about Going Hollywood. In addition, the Guild announces its new Ambassador program,  which enables early career dramatists to work with their Regional Representative to create local programming. Also included in this issue, Deborah Grace Winer answers Ten Questions about her writing process, Molly Smith Metzler profiles A.R. Gurney, and Wendy MacLeod offers a Helpful Pamphlet for Playwrights on Working in Television. 

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