As this issue was going to press, Edward Albee died at the age of 88 at his home in Montauk, NY. A staunch advocate for the Guild and authorial rights, he joined in 1960 and became a Council Member in 1965 where he remained active until his death. Here, we reprint Edward’s comments in “Playwrights on Playwriting” from the Summer 1972 issue of The Dramatists Guild Quarterly. It was an excerpt edited for print from his comments during a discussion on “The Plight of the Playwright” sponsored by the Eugene O’Neill Memorial Foundation, moderated by David E. LeVine.
His words to us seem as timely today as they did 44 years ago.