The Rejection Carnival
Six people standing around a square table with a red checkered tablecloth
Max Vernon, center, and Rejection Carnival attendees

It began with a post on social media. DG member Max Vernon suggested that the membership come together as a community to celebrate and support each other in the midst of rejection season. DG’s Executive Director of Creative Affairs, Tina Fallon, loved the idea, and, with the help of Vernon, along with NYC Regional Rep Winter Miller, turned a tweet into a reality.

On a sunny spring Saturday, this past May, DG members gathered at Erv’s on Beekman, a bar in Brooklyn, to eat cotton candy, play rejection bingo, and more!

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Sarah Rebell
Sarah Rebell

is a theatrical journalist and musical theatre writer. Fellow: National Critics Institute at the Eugene O’Neill Theater Center. Bylines include: TDF Stages, Hey Alma, American Theatre, The Interval, Howlround. Sarah currently works as the Communications Content Manager at the Dramatists Guild.