The Money Issue
No. 2
Vol. 25
November/December 2022

The Money Issue of The Dramatist covers topics from deal memos to per diems and everything in between. Included in this edition is “Compensation, Part One: Commissions, Advances, Per Diem, Royalties,” a panel featuring Diana Burbano, Lauren Gunderson, and Roger Q. Mason and moderated by Ralph Sevush. Also in this issue, Elaine Grogan Luttrull talks “Dramatizing Money,” DGF introduces their new spaces for dramatists, David Simpatico answers “Ten Questions” and Adam Gwon explains “Why I Joined the Guild.”

The Dramatist the official journal of the Dramatists Guild of America, the professional organization of playwrights, composers, lyricists, and librettists. It 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 of The Dramatist Nov/Dec 2022: The Money Issue

Guest Editor

Emmanuel Wilson
Emmanuel Wilson

, a playwright, is the Executive Director of Creative Affairs and Membership at the Dramatists Guild. He manages member service and programming for America’s professional playwrights, composers, lyricists, and librettists. Emmanuel also oversees the Guild’s industry outreach, strategy, and communications. He is the proud parent of Faith and Imani Wilson. #PayWriters

Cover Illustration and Artwork

Michael Waraksa
Michael Waraksa

is a Milwaukee, WI based artist. His illustrations have appeared in numerous publications including the New York Times, TIME, and the Los Angeles Times. He has been recognized by American Illustration, Society of Illustrators, and Communication Arts. You can see more of his work at

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