The Art and Activism Issue
No. 5
Vol. 25
May/June 2023

The Art and Activism of The Dramatist includes a roundtable with Lynn Nottage, Erika Dickerson-Despenza, and Lisa Kron on theatre, activism, and the influence of playwright Lorraine Hansberry on their work; a roundup from Carolyn Gage, Pearl Cleage, Robert Schenkkan, and Keelay Gipson about the intersection of activism and art, and “A Secular Prayer for the Artist’s Radical Rest” from ayla xuan chi sullivan. Also in this issue, Karen Zacarías answers “Ten Questions” and Vickie Ramirez explains “Why I Joined the Guild.” 

THE DRAMATIST is the official journal of the Dramatists Guild of America, the professional organization of playwrights, composers, lyricists, and librettists. It 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.

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Cover Illustration and Artwork

Bekka Lindström
Bekka Lindström

is based in New York City. Her first published work was winning a poster competition for Seventeen magazine in 1972. She has gone on to design work for the Brooklyn Botanic Garden, Bruce Weber, Crain’s New York Business and Project Renewal (a nonprofit working on homelessness in NYC). Bekka is currently the art director for The Dramatist.

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