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Playwright/Director 1987

Date: Jan 01, 1987


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In 1987, SDCF and the Dramatists Guild jointly held a panel discussion exploring the symbiotic and complex relationship between playwright and director. Peter Stone moderates a panel of playwrights and directors including Sam Bobrick, Elizabeth Forsythe Hailey, David Henry Hwang, Bernet Kellman, Tom Moore, David Rosenak, Gene Saks, and Stephen Tobolowsky. The consensus from this riveting 90-minute discussion is that the playwright/director relationship and the process of collaborating are like a marriage, and the conversation explodes into impassioned debate about what can make a great artistic marriage. If you have ever wondered what a playwright wants from a director or vice versa, listen in as the playwrights and directors reveal their feelings. Let the marriage counseling begin!