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Are You Getting Produced in Your Area? A Call to Action from the Regional Affairs Committee

You talked. We listened. Let’s continue the conversation.

Orchestra conductor leading the musicians in the theater

The Regional Affairs committee hosted three Community Conversations in January 2022, open to the full membership of the DG, where we met online to share our discoveries, air our concerns, and create conversation that leads to meaningful change. Common themes emerged from small-group breakout discussions led by members of the Regional Affairs committee as well as DG Regional Representatives and Ambassadors. 

We heard about some of the creative developments that excite members across the country as we all emerge from the pandemic: 

“I was shocked how much I learned from a Zoom rehearsal of my play.”

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Cheryl Coons
Cheryl Coons

was the Chicago Regional Representative for the Dramatists Guild and is a Resident Playwright at Chicago Dramatists. Her musicals include River’s End (ASCAP Foundation Harold Arlen Musical Theatre Award, Bay Area Theatre Critics Circle Award, NAMT Festival, NYMF TAM Award), At Wit’s End (Carbonell Award), Sylvia’s Real Good Advice (Joseph Jefferson Award), and Phantom of the Country Opera (NAMT Festival, published by MTI.) She has served as an animateur with the Chicago Voices Project of Lyric Opera of Chicago, creating original musical theatre works based on the untold stories of community groups throughout the city.