Cover art of The Dramatist Craft and Career Issue: elongated pens overlapping to create multiple pathways
Photos collage of Kia Corthron, Steven Diet, Isaac Gómez, Chisa Hutchinson and Douglas Post
Kia Corthron, Steven Diet, Isaac Gómez, Chisa Hutchinson and Douglas Post

Douglas Post: Thank you, all, for agreeing to be a part of this conversation. Our friend, Joey Stocks, tells me that he scoured the index of past articles from our magazine, going back to 1964, and found no previous pieces written specifically on this topic. So, he thinks we’re the first—no pressure.

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Kia Corthron
Kia Corthron

’s play Tempestuous Elements will be produced by Arena Stage at some future post-pandemic date. She is the 2020 winner of the Dramatists Guild’s Flora Roberts Award. Her debut novel won The Center for Fiction First Novel Prize, and her second novel, Moon and the Mars, was published Fall 2021.

Steven Dietz
Steven Dietz's

recent world premieres include How a Boy Falls (Northlight Theatre, Chicago, 2020 “Jeff” nomination for Best New Work); and Dracula: Mina’s Quest (ACT Theatre, Seattle). His latest play is a newly authorized version of Patrick Hamilton’s Gaslight.

Isaac Gómez
Isaac Gómez

is an award-winning playwright and television writer originally from El Paso, Texas/Ciudad Juárez, Mexico. His plays include La Ruta (Steppenwolf), the way she spoke (Audible) starring Kate del Castillo, I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter (Steppenwolf), among others. He is under commission with Alley Theatre, South Coast Repertory, and Denver Center for the Performing Arts. Television writing credits include Narcos: Mexico on Netflix. He is the recipient of the Dramatists Guild Lanford Wilson Award, the Jeffry Melnick New Playwright Award at Primary Stages, and a 3Arts “Make A Wave” grantee. He is represented by the Gersh Agency and Circle of Confusion. 

Chisa Hutchinson
Chisa Hutchinson

has written a bunch of plays, most recently a revenge-horror play called Whitelisted. She’s won a bunch of awards and all that’s cool and good, but mostly she just wants to figure out how to cure racism with words.

Doug Post
Douglas Post

serves on the Education Committee as well as the Copyright Advocacy Committee and the Political Engagement Committee. His plays include BlissfieldSomebody ForeignPersonal EffectsDrowning Sorrows, and Earth and Sky. His musicals include The Wind in the Willows and The Kingdom of Grimm.