BOOK FROM THE THEATER DEVELOPMENT FUND ON THE COLLABORATION CRISIS BETWEEN PLAYWRIGHTS AND PRODUCERS:

TDF's "Outrageous Fortune: The Life and Times of the New American Play" examines the "collaboration in crisis" between playwrights and those who produce their work.

 

Written by Todd London with Ben Pesner and Zannie Giraud Voss, book is the result of a six-year study with playwrights and artistic directors from across the United States. December 21, 2009 – Publication date: Tuesday, December 22, 2009.

Theatre Development Fund, the not-for-profit performing arts service organization, announces the publication of OUTRAGEOUS FORTUNE: THE LIFE AND TIMES OF THE NEW AMERICAN PLAY. The book was written by Todd London, who is the Artistic Director of New Dramatists. It was co-written by Ben Pesner, and the research consultant was Professor Zannie Giraud Voss.  OUTRAGEOUS FORTUNE examines the lives and livelihoods of American playwrights today and the realities of new play production from the perspective of both playwrights and not-for-profit theatres. 

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http://www.tdf.org/TDF_NewsDetailsPage.aspx?id=88

 

Read the NY Times article regarding these issues:

 

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/01/14/theater/14playwrights.html?8dpc

 

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