Join us In the Room as The Dramatists Guild continues to unveil archived audio featuring some of the most influential and celebrated playwrights, composers and lyricists in American theatre, sharing their insight to craft, process and personal stories behind creating some of their most celebrated work.
Every other week, In the Room features a new episode with dramatists such as Stephen Sondheim, Terrence McNally, Marsha Norman, Tina Howe, Edward Albee, Dael Orlandersmith, Doug Wright, Sarah Ruhl, Paula Vogel, Wendy Wasserstein, David Henry Hwang, John Kander and Fred Ebb, as well as the original casts and creative teams behind shows such as Fiddler on the Roof, The Color Purple, West Side Story, Master Class, Grey Gardens and Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf.
The Dramatists Guild of America was established over eighty years ago, and is the only professional association which advances the interests of playwrights, composers, lyricists and librettists writing for the living stage. The Guild has over 6,000 members nationwide, from
beginning writers to the most prominent authors represented on Broadway, Off-Broadway and in regional theaters. The Dramatists Guild of America was established for the purpose of aiding dramatists in protecting both the artistic and economic integrity of their work. The
Guild believes that a vibrant, vital and provocative theater is an essential element of the ongoing cultural debate which informs the citizens of a free society.
The Guild believes that if such a theater is to survive, the unique, idiosyncratic voices of both men and women who write for it must be cultivated and protected. In addition to its contract services, the Guild acts as an aggressive public advocate for dramatists' interests and assists dramatists in developing both their artistic and business skills through its publications, which are distributed nationally, and the educational programs which it sponsors around the country. Through a variety of activities, the Dramatists Guild of America works to ensure that theater in America will continue to flourish and that the voices which give it life will continue to reflect and celebrate the richness and diversity of the American experience.
For more information go to http://www.dramatistsguild.com