The History Issue
No. 1
Vol. 19
Sep/Oct 2016

This edition of The Dramatist celebrates theatrical history and historical plays. Features include DG members sharing their biggest challenges in writing historical plays, Robert  Schenkkan moderating a roundtable on Writing History Plays, Sandra Seaton reflecting upon the experience of using her play to Teach History, and Carla Rose Fisher leading a conversation about Old Musicals with New Librettos. Also in this issue, David Auburn, Robert M. Dowling, and  Halley Feiffer commemorate Eugene O'Neill's debut 100 years prior with the Provincetown Players and Donnetta Lavinia Grays and Cheryl Davis celebrate the 100th birthday of dramatist Alice Childress. Additionally, Martyna Majok answers Ten Questions about her writing process, David Kirshenbaum shares some of his creative Inspiration, Richard Nelson discusses  The Craft, and Quiara Alegría Hudes 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.

History Issue Cover: a painter on stage creating portraits of some of histories greatest playwrights.

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