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2021 DG Year In Review: 102 Years of Advocating for Playwrights, Composers, Lyricists, and Librettists

The Dramatists Guild of America is the national, professional membership trade association of theatre writers including playwrights, composers, lyricists, and librettists. The Guild was established for the purpose of aiding dramatists in protecting both the artistic and economic integrity of their work.  In our 2021 Year in Review, we look back upon the past year's advocacy initiatives, legislative updates, institutional partnerships, DG statements, professional development events,...
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What to expect from The Dramatists Guild Presents: TALKBACK Season Three

It's time for a new season of The Dramatists Guild Presents: TALKBACK! Season Three launched on Monday, October 18 Over the past two years, podcast host Christine Toy Johnson and her array of special guests have asked tough questions of the industry, digging into dialogue that’s been vital and messy and real. But this season, we're not just talking about issues of diversity, equity, and inclusion; we're taking action.  Season Three of ...
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Season Three of The Dramatists Guild Presents: TALKBACK Featuring Christine Toy Johnson, Leigh Silverman, Ty Defoe, Chisa Hutchinson, and More!

The Dramatists Guild Presents: TALKBACK entertains frank conversations about diversity, equity, and inclusion. It asks the tough questions but doesn’t have all the answers. It digs into dialogue that’s vital, and messy, and real. Season Three explores the idea of collaboration. This season not only celebrates the partnerships that are necessary for the creation of live theatre, it also examines what it takes to...
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The Dramatists Guild Presents: TALKBACK - Let's Talk About RADICAL HOSPITALITY

TALKBACK Season 2 Episode 6 is now available to download! This new season explores the idea of ACCESS; the sixth and final episode of the season explores the importance of radical hospitality. Radical hospitality is the act of creating access, where none previously existed, by purposefully and actively removing barriers. Directors Robert Barry Fleming and Charles Randolph-Wright join their longtime friend Christine Toy Johnson for an investigation into how artists can claim the space...
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The Dramatists Guild Presents: TALKBACK - Let's Talk About ALTERNATIVE ACCESS

TALKBACK Season 2 Episode 5 is now available to download! This new season explores the idea of ACCESS, and the fifth episode centers around the notion of alternative access. The entire theatre industry has found itself confronting a very specific access challenge this year. So many traditional boundaries have been broken. The fourth wall has been replaced with the Zoom screen, and the audience with a chat room. In this episode, actor-writers Nikkole Salter and Bianca Sams speak with...
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The Dramatists Guild Presents: TALKBACK - Let’s talk about ACCESS AT ANY AGE

TALKBACK Season 2 Episode 4 is now available to download! This new season explores the idea of ACCESS, and the fourth episode investigates access at any age. Age is just a number, right? Maybe not when it comes to theatre. In the arts, where labels and stereotyping are part of business as usual, fighting assumptions based on age is an ongoing challenge. Playwright Sarah Tuft (co-founder of Honor Roll) and actor Caroline Aaron ("Marvelous Mrs. Maisel," Edward Scissorhands)...