The Censorship Issue
No. 3
Vol. 20
Jan/Feb 2018

This edition of The Dramatist focuses on censorship. Tim McCarthy interviews Paula Vogel about her new play Indecent, Faye Sholiton  DG's second annual Banned Together Censorship Cabaret and dramatists respond to the question of whether they censor themselves while writing. A special 1971 feature on The Freedom to Write, led by Arthur Miller, is included from the archives. In addition, Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty pay tribute to their collaborator Thomas Meehan, who passed away the previous summer. Also in this issue, Lauren Yee answers Ten Questions about her writing process, Eve Ensler (V) discusses The Craft, and Robert Lopez shares "Why I Joined the Guild."

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The Censorship Issue of The Dramatist

Cover Illustration and Artwork

Tom Block
Tom Block

is a visual artist, writer, and Guild member. Through his work, he explores “the interaction between the spiritual life of humanity and our sometimes-sad shared reality.” He writes, “my work is hardly religious, but it explores humans’ attempts to make sense of this world and our shared struggle to develop and live by a moral code. At the very best, I hope that my art will have an activist influence, causing viewers to question their own personal roles in making the world a better place to live.” A detail of his piece “Into the Singularity” appears on the cover. www.tomblock.com

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