The Coping Issue
No. 2
Vol. 22
November/December 2019

This edition of The Dramatist, called The Coping Issue, seeks to answer the question posed by guest editor Michele Lowe: " How the hell do we write and not just survive but thrive?" In this issue, dramatists consider the challenges and rewards of coping with a career as a theatrical writer. Michele Lowe leads a Roundtable on Perseverance, Greg Vovos writes about Lighting the Path through Community and dramatists share insights from their own experiences on topics ranging from their writing routines to how they cope with isolation to how they handle rejection. Also in this edition of the magazine, Bess Wohl answers Ten Questions about writing, Scott Bradley responds to The Craft, and Kristen Anderson-Lopez's "Why I Joined the Guild " is reprinted.

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 Coping Issue: people helping each other climb along the lines of yellow legal pad paper

Guest Editor

Photo of playwright Michele Lowe
Michele Lowe

wrote The Smell of the KillString of Pearls, plus a few more. She won the Francesca Primus Prize for Inana. Current projects include: The Greatest (Sundance Theatre Lab), Split (Transport Group commission), and The Proxy Marriage. She coaches writers and rabbis around the country.

Cover Illustration and Artwork

Photo of artist and author Oge Mora
Oge Mora

is an award-winning children’s book author and illustrator. Her book Thank You, Omu! was a Caldecott Honor and a New York Times Notable Book and Editors’ Choice. Oge’s collages have been praised by The Washington PostThe New York TimesThe Wall Street Journal, and The Boston Globe. She lives in Providence, RI.

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