The Dramatist is the official journal of the Dramatists Guild of America, the professional organization of playwrights, composers, lyricists, and librettists.

 

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  • The Money Issue
    Vol. 25
    No. 2
    November/December 2022

    The Dramatist the official journal of the Dramatists Guild of America, the professional organization of playwrights, composers, lyricists, and librettists.

  • The Sondheim Issue
    Vol. 25
    No. 1
    September/October 2022

    This edition of The Dramatist pays tribute to the artist, mentor, collaborator, and past Guild Council President Stephen Sondheim (1930 - 2021).

  • The Season of Reemergence Issue
    Vol. 24
    No. 6
    July/August 2022

    Welcome to The Season in Review! This issue features reports from our representatives and ambassadors and members across the country. In this season of reemergence, it also pays tribute to those members who’ve had world premiere productions between May 1, 2021 – April 30, 2022. Due to limited space and resources, the productions listed in this issue are not comprehensive and all have been self-reported.

  • The Atlanta Issue
    Vol. 24
    No. 5
    May/Jun 2022

    Our first regionally-focused issue in over two years, The Atlanta Issue provides an overview of opportunities and resources in the Atlanta-Metro area. Along with special guest editors Laura King and Pamela Turner, many of your peers provide a first-hand account of their experience with the rich Atlanta-area theatres, development centers, festivals, groups, and other resources.

  • The Innovation Issue
    Vol. 24
    No. 4
    Mar/Apr 2022

    This issue of The Dramatist was born from Terence Anthony's “The Listening Party.” Within these digital pages, you'll find a roundtable of dramatists discussing their innovative works and an introduction to the groundbreaking work of the Midnight Oil Collective. Also in this issue, Lynn Nottage and Matt Barbot share their thoughts on The Watering Hole, and Roger Q.

  • The Motivation Issue
    Vol. 24
    No. 3
    Jan/Feb 2022

    In this latest edition of The Dramatist, Blossom Johnson, Jeremy Geragotelis, Brianna Barrett, TS Hawkins, and Psalmayene 24 reflect on the COVID-19 pandemic’s lasting impact, while Amelia French concocts a recipe for motivation. Guild members take to Twitter to share what keeps them motivated, and Chisa Hutchinson moderates a roundtable featuring S.M.

  • The Opera Issue
    Vol. 24
    No. 2
    Nov/Dec 2021

    This first (but not the last) edition of The Dramatist dedicated to writing opera has been shaped by guest editors Mark Campbell and Michael Korie to offer some insight to opera-curious dramatists about music composition and libretti writing.

  • Tools of the Trade
    Vol. 24
    No. 1
    Sep/Oct 2021

    The Tools of the Trade issue of The Dramatist takes a deep dive into the nerdiest aspects of the craft, from “The Great Software Debate,” where playwrights go toe-to-toe discussing their scriptwriting software of choice, to “Old School Tools,” which begins as a talk about pens and turns into much more.

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