The Call & Response Issue
No. 1
Vol. 23
Sep/Oct 2020

This edition of The Dramatist, called The Call and Response issue, takes a look at some dramatist-led resources, initiatives, and how writers have felt compelled to take action during a turbulent sociocultural moment. Nandita Shenoy writes about Advocacy in the Time of COVID, Aurin Squire examines the debate among POC artists regarding #WeSeeYou WAT, and Lynn Nottage and Julia Jordan explain Why a Public Statue of Lorraine Hansberrry is Necessary.  Also in this issue, Kristoffer Diaz introduces the Guild's New Media Committee and Terrance Brooks Boykin interviews the creators of the Theatre Makers of Color Outreach Survey.

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 Artwork of The Call and Response Issue: an illustration of people marching

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studied fashion design at Parsons School of Design and started off her creative journey making costumes for television and movies in Los Angeles before returning to New York to design for The Gap and Childrens Place. She then reinvented herself, venturing into the illustration world. Her work has been featured in The New York Times and The Washington Post, among others, the Smithsonian NMAAHC, and her first fully illustrated book Brave Black First, 50 African American Women who Changed the World(Crown Books). She divides her time between NYC andWashington, DC.


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