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Playwrights on Television

Conversations with Dramatists, 1st Edition

By Hillary Miller


320 pages | 18 B/W Illus.

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Playwrights on Television features interviews with writers of award-winning stage plays and celebrated television shows reflecting on the successes and challenges of being a playwright in the post-network television era.

In these conversations, eighteen dramatists consider their professional paths and creative choices, from training and education to thoughts on craft and technique, and discuss a range of issues relevant to the development of dramatic writing today. Theatregoers and TV aficionados alike will find new perspectives on the journeys travelled by some of their favorite plays and series, such as The Affair, The Americans, Boardwalk Empire, GLOW, House of Cards, Insecure, Mad Men, Orange is the New Black, Shameless, She’s Gotta Have It, Vida, The West Wing.

A valuable resource for aspiring stage and television writers, as well as theatre and media scholars investigating the works of these dramatists, Playwrights on Television sheds light on the role of the contemporary playwright in the latest Golden Age of TV.

Table of Contents

1. Tanya Barfield 2. Jocelyn Bioh 3. Sheila Callaghan 4. Kristoffer Diaz 5. Bash Doran 6. Laura Eason 7. Madeleine George 8. Jason Grote 9. Jordan Harrison 10. David Henry Hwang 11. MJ Kaufman 12. Itamar Moses 13. Janine Nabers 14. Christopher Oscar Peña 15. Adam Rapp 16. Tanya Saracho 17. Diana Son 18. Tracey Scott Wilson

About the Author

Hillary Miller is a writer and teacher from Flatbush, Brooklyn. She is assistant professor of English at Queens College, CUNY.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
PERFORMING ARTS / Theater / General