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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 MFA PROGRAMS

TALKBACK Season 2 Episode 2 is now available to download! This new season explores the idea of ACCESS, and the second episode examines the pros and cons of getting an MFA. Is getting a Masters degree really the best way to enter the theatre industry? In this episode, host Christine Toy Johnson sits down with friends and colleagues KJ Sanchez and Vichet Chum for a deep dive into the realities of student loans, institutional racism, and a career in an insecure field. This episode...
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The Dramatists Guild Presents: TALKBACK - Let's Talk About PIPELINES

TALKBACK Season 2 Episode 1 is now available to download! This new season explores the idea of ACCESS, and the first episode focuses on the concept of the PIPELINE. In this episode, host Christine Toy Johnson sits down with writers and advocates Georgia Stitt (Snow Child, Samantha Spade, Ace Detective, Founder of Maestra) and Lloyd Suh (The Chinese Lady, Charles Francis Chan Jr.’s Exotic Oriental Murder Mystery) to discuss the problems of the pipeline, who is granted access...
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Op/Ed: Writing My America

As the country and our industry continue to have a national reckoning about systemic racism, we’ve been emboldened to, even charged with, speaking our truths loudly and clearly in the hopes that our voices will not only at last be heard, but respected and taken seriously.
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The Dramatist LIVE: Artistic Director Roundtable

Towards the beginning of the May 14 edition of The Dramatist LIVE, co-host Christine Toy Johnson announced, “I’m excited to see all the people [on the show] today because they are some of the smartest people I know.”
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The Dramatist LIVE: Remembering Terrence McNally

The March 26 episode of The Dramatist LIVE featured special guests including Lynn Ahrens, Stephen Flaherty, Andrew Lippa, Matthew Lopez, Ralph Sevush, Nicky Silver, and Doug Wright. The hosts, and their special guests discussed why the Guild isn’t a union, who is writing and who isn't, and paid tribute to Terrence McNally.