About The Craft
No. 1
Vol. 22
Sep/Oct 2019

This edition of The Dramatist examines crucial aspects of the craft of writing for the stage. Jeffrey Sweet shares insights on Exposition, Chisa Hutchinson moderates a Roundtable exploring the significant of Spectacle, and Betty Comden's essay on How to Collaborate in a Collaborative Art" is reprinted. This issue also includes excerpts from  a conversation with the songwriters of the musical Working and an in-depth examination of why the song "We Shall Overcome" Could Not Overcome the Public Domain. Additionally, Adam Rapp answers questions about The Craft and Donna Hoke explains "Why I Joined the Guild."

THE DRAMATIST is made possible by funding from the Council of the Dramatists Guild of America, a generous gift from the JOHN LOGAN FOUNDATION through a grant from the Dramatists Guild Foundation, and contributions from Guild members LIKE YOU.

Cover art of The Craft Issue: arts and crafts patchwork of varying, artistic mediums such as painting, writing, sewing, etc.

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