Cover art of the Dramatist The Season That Was/Not Was Issue: a dark curtain coming down on an idyllic, colorful town
Editor's Notes on the Season that Was Not/Was Issue
Joey Stocks

“What is a theatre season? When does it begin? When does it end?”

I asked Chris Boneau, co-founder of theatrical press agency Boneau/Bryan-Brown, these questions in a short interview for our 2016 Season in Review issue. It was an informative and interesting conversation that boils down to two answers: “It’s complicated” and “It depends.”

Some regional theatres’ seasons mirror the school year, some the calendar year, some are summer seasons. Off-Broadway operates by its own idiosyncratic set of ever-changing dates, and the Broadway season follows the Broadway League’s fiscal year.

Sign In To Access This Article

Subscribe to gain full access to The Dramatist Issue Archive.

Join and become a Dramatists Guild Member, Business Subscriber or subscribe to the magazine with an annual plan for unlimited access.

Guild Members receive our magazine as a benefit of membership!

View Options


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.