The cover of The Age Issue of The Dramatist. An illustration of two sets of hands, one older and one younger, playing piano side by side.
Atlanta: Dumb Luck
  • Daryl Lisa Fazio
    Daryl Lisa Fazio
  • Split in Three at Florida Rep. Photo by Nick Adams Photography.
    Split in Three at Florida Rep. Photo by Nick Adams Photography.

Talking to young(er), launch-pad playwrights can be a butt-kicking experience. Their bright-eyed enthusiasm brings back the moment we each realized our own calling, and then reminds us not to spend so much time looking back that we get stuck there. Then there’s the late starter who doesn’t worry about looking back.

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Pamela Turner
Pamela Turner

is an award-winning playwright and director/dramaturg with production credits in the U.S., Germany, Guam, and Ireland. Currently writing the book for a musical adaptation of Louise Shiver’s award-winning novel Here to Get My Baby Out of Jail with composer Mark Swanson, she is co-founding AD of multiShades.atlanta and chairs DG’s Regional Affairs Committee.

Amina S. McIntyre
Amina S. McIntyre

is an Atlanta-based playwright, Co-Founder of the Hush Harbor Lab, and Ph.D student in Religion at Vanderbilt University. A former Dramatists Guild Ambassador, she is currently commissioned with Out of Hand (screenplay Comfort), Oakland Cemetery, and Horizon Theatre Company (Black Women Speak Emerging Collective).