The Dramatists Guild has welcomed several writers to its Council: playwrights Diana Burbano (Fabulous Monsters), Andrew Creech (The Legacy Plays Project), Samuel D. Hunter (A Bright New Boise), and Rajiv Joseph (Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo); and composer/lyricist Helen Park (KPOP).
The Guild, which was founded in 1919, is governed by a board of directors (Council) elected from its membership. These writers meet monthly to decide policy for the Guild, the professional trade association for playwrights, librettists, lyricists, and composers writing for the American stage.
“I am thrilled that Helen, Rajiv, Samuel, Diana, and Andrew are joining the Guild's National Council!” said Council President Amanda Green. “I am excited for these wildly talented and accomplished writers to join the Guild's work on behalf of all playwrights, composers, lyricists, and librettists, as we move forward as a national organization with increased focus and commitment on serving writers all across the country and around the globe.”
The Dramatists Guild Council is led by President Green, Vice President Branden Jacobs-Jenkins, Secretary Kristoffer Diaz, and Treasurer Christine Toy Johnson.