The Reality Check Issue Sep/Oct 2018
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This edition of The Dramatist is The Reality Check issue, the magazine's second deep dive into investigating the realities of making a living as a dramatist. Joey Stocks moderates a roundtable on Directing Your Own Work, Tari Stratton hosts a conversation on Why Freelance Isn't Free, and Maury Yeston offers Advice to Young Theatre Composers. In addition, dramatists share insights on managing survival jobs, working without an agent, and more. Also included in this issue, Annalisa Dias responds to Ten Questions about being a writer, Phillip DePoy answers questions about The Craft and Lloyd Suh shares "Why I Joined the Guild."
This edition of The Dramatist is the first Reality Check issue; it offers a hard look at the challenges of the industry, while still trying to find a little humor, hope, and encouragement along the way. Amanda Green moderates a roundtable on Expectation vs. Reality in First Class Productions, Georgia Stitt provides an in-depth examination of the Music Department and dramatists detail the lengths they've gone in order to pay the bills while pursuing their passion. Additionally, Ralph Sevush, Gary Garrison, and Michele Rittenhouse continue their conversation with attorney Thomas F.R. Garvin and accountant Robert Oberstein on Taxation and Artists. Also in this issue, Carla Chang answers Ten Questions about her writing process, Christine Toy Johnson shares some of her creative Inspiration, and Christopher Durang explains "Why I Joined the Guild."
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