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Dramatists Guild of America - The Dramatist LIVE at the Drama Book Shop Dec 12, 2018
Posted by: Official_Press_Release 05:22 pm EST 12/10/18

THE DRAMATISTS GUILD PRESENTS

THE DRAMATIST LIVE,

WITH HALLEY FEIFFER, RAJIV JOSEPH,

CRAIG LUCAS, & DAEL ORLANDERSMITH

AT THE DRAMA BOOK SHOP

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 12, 2018, 5PM – 7PM

Join the Dramatists Guild for the newest edition of The Dramatist LIVE on Wednesday, December 12, from 5pm – 7pm, at the Drama Book Shop (250 West 40th Street) in New York City. You can RSVP for the event at Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-dramatist-live-with-halley-feiffer-craig-lucas-rajiv-joseph-dael-orlandersmith-tickets-53546558197.

Using a magazine format, The Dramatist LIVE is a 90-minute live version of The Dramatist that endeavors to celebrate theatre writers, and to foster a local and national community among artists. Our popular roundtables are “published” in an interactive, unedited event.

The topic of this discussion is The Printed Word, and panelists include Dramatists Guild members Halley Feiffer, Rajiv Joseph, Craig Lucas, and Dael Orlandersmith. The discussion will be moderated by the Dramatists Guild’s Director of Publications, Joey Stocks. There will be time after the discussion for questions and for script signings.

HALLEY FEIFFER’s plays include I'm Gonna Pray For You So Hard, How to Make Friends and Then Kill Them, A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to Gynecologic Oncology Unit at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center of New York City, and the upcoming The Pain of My Belligerence, and Moscow Moscow Moscow Moscow Moscow Moscow.

RAJIV JOSEPH’s plays include Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo, Gruesome Playground Injuries, Animals Out of Paper, Guards at the Taj, and Describe the Night. He served for three years in the Peace Corps in Senegal.

CRAIG LUCAS wrote I Was Most Alive With You, Reckless, The Dying Gaul, Blue Window, Prelude to a Kiss, Prayer for My Enemy, Longtime Companion, The Secret Lives of Dentists, libretti for The Light in the Piazza, An American in Paris, and Two Boys, among many other works.

DAEL ORLANDERSMITH is an actor and writer whose plays include Yellowman, Horsedreams, Black N Blue Boys/Broken Men, Forever, Until the Flood, and Beauty’s Daughter, among others.

Since its inception in 1912, THE DRAMATISTS GUILD OF AMERICA has been the professional association for playwrights, librettists, lyricists and composers writing for the American stage. With over 7,000 members around the world, The Guild is guided by a governing council of writers who each give their time, interest and support to advance the rights of dramatists everywhere, including the right for dramatists to own and control their own copyrighted work. The Guild’s advocacy, programs, events, publications and other services provide dramatists with the resources, the community and the support they require to protect their property, their livelihoods, and their unique voices in the American Theater.

Founded in 1917 by the Drama League, THE DRAMA BOOK SHOP became an independent store in 1923. It has moved several times, but since 2001 it has been located in a 5,000-square-foot space on West 40th Street in Manhattan. The basement houses a 60-seat black-box theater, and a staff of about 20, many of whom are actors or have theater-related interests, assists the thousands of students, theater professionals, and award-winning artists who pass through the shop's doors. In 2011 the Drama Book Shop received a Tony Honor for Excellence in the Theatre.

For more information about The Dramatist LIVE, The Dramatist magazine, subscription rates, and other publications, please visit the Dramatists Guild website at www.dramatistsguild.com.
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