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The Dramatist LIVE: Cancelled World Premieres
Cancelled World Premieres

The April 2 edition of The Dramatist LIVE began with several DG announcements, including a Business Affairs webinar, a newly recorded episode of TAKLBACK that is soon to be released, the successful finish of the End of Play initiative, and the Guild's new dues relief policy. 

     The main event for the evening was a roundtable with seven writers whose works have recently been cancelled or postponed, Augusto Amador, Vivian Barnes, Morgan Gould, Candrice Jones, Jonathan Norton, Topher Payne, and Gab Reisman with DG’s Director of Theatre Relations, Todd London, as moderator. The playwrights discussed what it was like to deal with the cancellations of their productions, with frank revelations ranging from optimism and hope to loss and fear. “I’m just trying to focus on the things that make us human, even the little things that aren’t life and death,” one playwright said.

     The panel concluded with Joey explaining how their “information helps the Guild build a better toolkit…[for] times like these. It helps us to be better for you.” If you have information to share about your cancelled production, please fill out the following form. [insert link to form.]

     Beginning March 19, 2020, the Guild presented special online editions of The Dramatist LIVE, co-hosted by Amanda Green, Christine Toy Johnson, and Joey Stocks. If you have any questions or comments about The Dramatist LIVE, please feel free to reach out via email at questions@dramatistsguild.com. We’re here for you!

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