Some of you have asked about the polybag that comes wrapped around your copy of The Dramatist. Why is it necessary when Vogue and Scientific American is delivered without one?
Apr 06, 2021
The Whiting Foundation has announced the ten recipients of the 36th annual Whiting Awards, given to emerging writers of fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and drama.
Where We Stand by Lavinia Grays. Photo by Joan Marcus.
Apr 15, 2021
The 2021 Yale Drama Series Prize has been awarded to DG member RACHEL LYNETT for her play Apologies to Lorraine Hansberry (You Too August Wilson). The 2021 award recipient was chosen by Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright PAULA VOGEL.
Apr 08, 2021
The 2021 Susan Smith Blackburn Prize has been awarded to U.S. playwright and DG member ERIKA DICKERSON-DESPENZA for her play about the Flint, Michigan water crisis, cullad wattah.
Erika Dickerson-Despenza - photo by Joey Stocks for The Dramatist
Apr 07, 2021
Nearly a decade ago, JuCoby Johnson left the warmer climes of Jacksonville, FL, and headed north to the Twin Cities to find stability in an otherwise unstable career as a theatre artist.
Apr 02, 2021
Before the pandemic, the Philadelphia region had a sweet arrangement with the Free Library of Philadelphia. Thanks to the generosity of Juanita Vega de Joseph, Assistant Head of the Library’s Art and Literature Department, we were holding our DG Footlights™ readings (and any other event we chose) in its beautiful new Heim Center. After the pandemic, we had Zoom.
Apr 01, 2021
2020 has brought Oregon dramatists’ inherent can-do spirit to the fore.
Mar 31, 2021
Before COVID-19 related shutdowns, DG member DAVID HANSEN had taken up the discipline of writing one short play every morning as a way to process reflections on what he called “both grief and memory.”
Clockwise from upper left: Hillary Wheelock, Brian Pedaci, Zyrece Montgomery, and Zach Palumbo in Savory Taṇhā by David Hansen. Cleveland Public Theatre.
Mar 30, 2021
As I near the end of my third year, I started to reflect on our past gatherings and recent events. Of course, none of what we achieved would have possible without the hard work and support of our Ambassadors, ERICA MCGEE (NC) and TRIZA COX (SC).
Mar 29, 2021
The voices of playwrights are powerful tools in creating social change, including being an active force to address climate change. Some of our region’s members who have written plays about climate change share their thoughts on writing, activism, and their potential impact.
Mar 26, 2021