The Season That Was Not/Was Issue 2019-2020
No. 6
Vol. 22
Jul/Aug 2020

The 2020 Season in Review edition celebrates the world premiere productions that opened and acknowledges the world premieres that closed early or were canceled due to COVID-19. Conceived in the early days of the pandemic, and titled The Season That Was Not/Was, the issue opens with DG's Statement condemning the Spring 2020 Discriminatory Attacks Against Asian Americans. At the heart of the Season in Review issue is Tina Fallon's poignantly optimistic essay We Go On, which shines light on the resilience, perseverance, and adaptability of the dramatists who refused to give up hope even in the darkest depths of the pandemic.

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 Dramatist The Season That Was/Not Was Issue: a dark curtain coming down on an idyllic, colorful town

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

Francis Hills
Francis Hills

is a commercial and editorial portrait photographer specializing in entertainment, advertising, and fashion in NYC and London. Hugely passionate about the arts, he’s delighted to collaborate with the Dramatists Guild for the three portraits we managed to take before lockdown! See more of his work at


TOC - The Season That Was/Not Was Issue

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