The Censorship Issue of The Dramatist
Missouri: Darren Canady
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Here in the nation’s creative crossroads, playwright Darren Canady stands out as one of Kansas City’s most successful working professionals. A courageous writer of plays, the book of a musical, and an opera libretto, with no fear of being vulnerable, Canady is an assistant professor in the University of Kansas English department who returned to this region after honing his craft at Carnegie Mellon, Juilliard, and NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts.

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Hartley Wright
Hartley Wright

’s plays have been commissioned, developed, and produced at theatres in Arkansas, Missouri, Texas, and Wisconsin. An active member of the Missouri Playwrights Workshop, his full-length plays include Searching for GraceThe Heart of Stone, Girl Trouble, and Window Pains. He has also authored over two dozen ten-minute plays.