The Season In Review Issue 2020-2021
No. 6
Vol. 23
Jul/Aug 2021

This Season in Review edition of The Dramatist, which is the first in Guild history to be exclusively available online, features National Reports from Regional Representatives and Ambassadors around the world. Their articles detail dramatists' resilient determination to find inspiration and build community throughout the pandemic year. Discover theatrical experiences from the 2020-2021 theatre season in locales including Hawaii, Puerto Rico, California, Austin, Houston, Dallas, the Twin Cities, Chicago, Kentucky, the Gulf Coast, Florida, Atlanta, Washington DC, New York, New. Jersey, New England, London, and more. Also in this issue, Vickie Ramirez answers Ten Questions on being a writer, Dr. Carolyn Dunn describes "What I'm Teaching Now," and Christine Toy Johnson 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 artwork of the Season in review 2020/21: A group of friends open a time capsule labelled 2020.

Guest Editor

amelia french
amelia french

is a playwright and editor of The Dramatist.

Cover Illustration and Artwork

Ian Sklarsky
Ian Sklarsky

an artist and illustrator known for his blind contour drawings, has crafted over ten covers for The Dramatist. His work can be seen at Yotel in London and Paris, as well as the Civilian Hotel, Bernic Hotel, and Edison Hotel in New York. Drawing for Wilson Associates for BDNY, Modelo, NYFW for Samsung, and Esquire keep him continually creating new portraits. Instagram: @thesingleline and

Bekka Lindström
Bekka Lindström

is based in New York City. Her first published work was winning a poster competition for Seventeen magazine in 1972. She has gone on to design work for the Brooklyn Botanic Garden, Bruce Weber, Crain’s New York Business and Project Renewal (a nonprofit working on homelessness in NYC). Bekka is currently the art director for The Dramatist.