The Massachusetts Issue
No. 4
Vol. 21
Mar/Apr 2019

This edition of The Dramatist focuses on resources and opportunities available for dramatists in the state of Massachusetts, including the Berkshires, Pioneer Valley, Cape Cod, and the Boston area. From Boston's New Play Ecosystem to Writers Retreats at the historic homes of towering literary figures such as Ernest Hemmingway and Edith Wharton, the state of Massachusetts is full of opportunities for dramatists to develop new work. Also in the issue, Jeffrey Sweet presents his op-ed Regarding MFA programs, Donnetta Lavinia Grays discusses The Craft, and Alan Menken 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.

Cover Art of the Massachusetts Issue: Multiple cartoons - each in separate boxes - showcasing life in Massachusetts.

Cover Illustration and Artwork


is a Boston-based artist who desires to make this world brighter with her designs. She believes that visual communication is the best way to spread an idea and with good designs, any concept can come alive. Experiencing both eastern and western culture has influenced Aishwarya to create unique illustrations that form the bond between the two cultures. Instagram: @crayon_dabba


TOC - The Massachusetts Issue

Spalding University - Playwrights Thrive Here -

Music Theatre International