Cover Artwork of The Call and Response Issue: an illustration of people marching
DGF Emergency Grants

This year, in response to the pandemic’s devastation of theatrical work, the Dramatists Guild Foundation (DGF) has increased its cash gifts to playwrights fifteen-fold, an unprecedented rise.

In the first six months of this year, the Foundation has given nearly $650,000 to dramatists to help cover rent, food, medical expenses and other necessities.

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Margaret Engel
Margaret Engel

and her twin, Allison, co-wrote Red Hot Patriot: The Kick-Ass Wit of Molly Ivins, directed by David Esbjornson and starring Kathleen Turner. They wrote Erma Bombeck: At Wit’s End and the radio play The Cat Lady Christmas. They are working on a monologue play, Women Make Me Laugh.