The Tribute Issue
No. 5
Vol. 21
May/Jun 2019

This edition of The Dramatist, titled The Tribute Issue, pays homage to dramatists who have passed away. Caridad Svich remembers her teacher María Irene Fornés, Jonathan Marc Sherman offers 13 ways of looking at Neil Simon, Pearl Cleage shares memories of Maya Angelou, Peter Melnick reflects upon his grandfather Richard Rodgers, Dianne McIntyre writes about her friend Ntozake Shange, Marilyn and Alan Bergman wonder “How Do You Keep the Music Playing” as they reminisce about their longtime songwriting partner Michael Legrand, Gretchen Cryer Imagines a Song in honor of her 40-year friendship and collaboration with Carol Hall, Douglas J. Cohen recalls the adventure that was knowing William Goldman, and Bess Wohl depicts the magic tricks of Michael Friedman. Also in this issue, Daniel Guyton interviews Bryan Stubbles about his Search of Unknown Playwrights, dramatists share their favorite writers who are Seldom Read, newly elected Council member Michael R. Jackson responds to questions about The Craft, and Douglas Post 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.

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