The cover of The Opera Issue of The Dramatist
Editor’s Notes on The Opera Issue
Photo of editor Joey Stocks outside The Metropolitan Opera house
Joey Stocks, editor of The Dramatist

Recently, I met a newly enrolled undergraduate at a leading dramatic writing program. They told me how most professors in their department went out of their way to encourage students to remain dramatists and not “sell out” by writing for television and/or film.

A romantic idea, I suppose, but I’ve always bristled at that “stay in your lane” attitude. Among the most successful writers I know, a common piece of advice I hear told and see exemplified is diversify your writing portfolio.

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Editor, Joey Stocks
Joey Stocks

was born into an Arkansas newspaper family. He strayed into theatre as a performer before joining the Guild in August 2011 as Director of Publications and Editor of The Dramatist.