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We asked several Guild members, “Who is an overlooked dramatist from the past everyone should know and what is your favorite work of theirs?” Following is an incomplete list, so we want to hear from you. Tweet your suggestions to @dramatistsguild and mark it using #TheDramatist and #SeldomRead.

Dramatist: Theodore Ward (1902-1983)

• Born in Thibodaux, LA.

• Worked for the Federal Theatre Project

• Co-founded the Negro Playwrights Company (1940) with Langston Hughes, Paul Robeson and Richard Wright.

• The first black dramatist to be awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship (1949).

• “Black-listed” during the Red Scare of the McCarthy era.

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