The Dramatists Guild of America Announces Upcoming THE DRAMATIST

The Dramatists Guild of America, Inc is pleased to announce the publication of the November/December issue of The Dramatist. This issue will feature "Why The Count Matters" by Marsha Norman; "The Count" full report by Julia Jordan and Rebecca Stump; "Responses to The Count" by Rehana Lew Mirza, Mario Correa, Maxie Rockymore, Jonathan Reynolds, Velina Hasu Houston, Dana Levinson, and Steven Dietz; "Why Parity?" by Madeleine George and Lisa Kron.

The Count is an ongoing study that asks the question, "Who is being produced in American theaters," It is presented in this issue for the first time using three years of data from productions in regional theaters in America. The study found that 22% of the productions studied were written by women. The full study analyzes gender, race, nationality, genre and whether the productions were of new work or revivals. The Count was funded by the Dramatists Guild and The Lilly Awards and was originally announced at the DG Conference in La Jolla this past July. The full report contains graphics by Bekka Lindstrom and statistics by Lilei Xu.

The Lilly Awards were started in the Spring of 2010 as a way to honor the work of women in the American Theater. The founders of The Lilly Awards, or "The Lillys," are Julia Jordan, Marsha Norman and Theresa Rebeck. The awards are named for Lillian Hellman, a pioneering American playwright who famously said "You need to write like the devil and act like one when necessary." The awards continue in the tradition of her spirit and annually honor the work of women in the American Theater. More information is available at

The Dramatist, edited by Joey Stocks, is the official journal of the Dramatists Guild and is published bi-monthly and is the only national magazine devoted to the business and craft of writing for the theatre. The Dramatists Guild of America was established over 100 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 7,000 members nationwide, from beginning writers to the most prominent authors represented on Broadway, Off-Broadway and in regional theaters. The Guild's current president is Doug Wright. More information is available at

The November/December issue of The Dramatist will begin shipping on October 16, 2015. Beginning on October 23, 2015, copies will be available at the Drama Bookshop (250 West 40th Street, New York, NY 10018), Trident Booksellers (338 Newbury Street, Boston, MA), Shakespeare and Company (37 Rue de la Bûcherie, Paris, France), or by calling the Guild at 212-398-9366. Single copies are $5 plus shipping. You may also subscribe to The Dramatist at Magazine subscriptions are available for $30 per year.

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