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Regarding MFAs
Jeffrey Sweet. Illustration by Dan Romer for The Dramatist.
Jeffrey Sweet. Illustration by Dan Romer for The Dramatist.

Somehow Eugene O’Neill revolutionized American drama without an MFA in playwriting. Lillian Hellman, Tennessee Williams, William Inge, Arthur Miller, Lorraine Hansberry, Neil Simon, Jules Feiffer, and Edward Albee also did okay without being so credentialed.

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Jeffrey Sweet
Jeffrey Sweet

is the author of a book on dramatic technique called The Dramatist’s Toolkit and a member of the Dramatists Guild Council. Based in Chicago and New York, his plays include The Value of Names, Flyovers, The Action Against Sol Schumann, and Court-Martial at Fort Devens, and Kunstler. His work has won Jefferson, Audelco, and Outer Critics Circle Awards, and “Best Plays” citation and prizes from the American Theatre Critics Association.