Cover of the March/April 2022 issue of The Dramatist
How Should We Go On? The Great Realignment Begins
illustration of people at a crossroads

Five years ago, six months before I was hired at the Guild, I lost my home. For ten years I lived on two floors of a three-story house in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. It was a dream.

Ten fabulous years. 

Sadly, my previous employer downsized, I was let go, and I could no longer afford the rent. I had no savings, very little money to my name, and couldn’t apply for unemployment insurance. I chose to pour every dime I had left into helping my oldest child finish her fine art portfolio for her high school auditions, and I spared no expense. Whatever she needed, I would manifest. 

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Emmanuel Wilson
Emmanuel Wilson

, a playwright, is the Executive Director of Creative Affairs and Membership at the Dramatists Guild. He manages member service and programming for America’s professional playwrights, composers, lyricists, and librettists. Emmanuel also oversees the Guild’s industry outreach, strategy, and communications. He is the proud parent of Faith and Imani Wilson. #PayWriters