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Theatre & Advocacy with Emmanuel Wilson, Part 2 (Ep. 36)

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Emmanuel Wilson continues his conversation with Melissa. (Listen to Part 1 here.) This is a gold mine of advice for theatre administrators and artists. Find your notebook and get ready to take notes!
In this episode, we discuss:

  • What the current writers strike can teach playwrights about their own work
  • Emmanuel's ideas on how to save theatre - Yes, we're going there!
  • What theatres get wrong about marketing and what we need to do instead
  • What playwrights can do when they're stuck in Development Hell

And more!

Resources Mentioned
Dramatists Guild
World Premiere Wisconsin with Michael Cotey (Ep. 30)
Playwright PSA: Playwrights Welcome Program (Ep. 32)
LLoyd Richards
About Our Guest

Emmanuel Wilson currently serves as the Co-Executive Director of Creative Affairs and Membership at the Dramatists Guild of America. He manages member service and programming for America's professional playwrights, composers, lyricists, and librettists. Emmanuel also oversees the Guild's industry outreach, strategy, and communications. He developed new strategic partnerships with PlayPenn, Blackboard Plays, EdTA, TCG, 24 Hours Plays, and more. Emmanuel also created the Guild's Young Dramatists Initiative. More recently, his youth theater experience has propelled the Guild's support of the Enough! Plays to End Gun Violence campaign, a national playwrighting competition for young writers.
A playwright, producer, and lifelong resident of New York City, Emmanuel founded The Blue Rose Stage Company at age 18, serving as its Artistic Director for six years. In 2003, he was selected as a New Generations Future Leader by Theater Communications Group, a multi-year fellowship supported by the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation and Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. He is the proud parent of Faith and Imani Wilson.
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Follow the Dramatists Guild on Facebook
Follow the Dramatists Guild on

Connect with host Melissa Schmitz
***Sign up for the 101 Stage Adaptations Newsletter***
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Read Melissa's plays on New Play Exchange
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Emmanuel Wilson continues his conversation with Melissa. (Listen to Part 1 here.) This is a gold mine of advice for theatre administrators and artists. Find your notebook and get ready to take notes!
In this episode, we discuss:

  • What the current writers strike can teach playwrights about their own work
  • Emmanuel's ideas on how to save theatre - Yes, we're going there!
  • What theatres get wrong about marketing and what we need to do instead
  • What playwrights can do when they're stuck in Development Hell

And more!

Resources Mentioned
Dramatists Guild
World Premiere Wisconsin with Michael Cotey (Ep. 30)
Playwright PSA: Playwrights Welcome Program (Ep. 32)
LLoyd Richards
About Our Guest

Emmanuel Wilson currently serves as the Co-Executive Director of Creative Affairs and Membership at the Dramatists Guild of America. He manages member service and programming for America's professional playwrights, composers, lyricists, and librettists. Emmanuel also oversees the Guild's industry outreach, strategy, and communications. He developed new strategic partnerships with PlayPenn, Blackboard Plays, EdTA, TCG, 24 Hours Plays, and more. Emmanuel also created the Guild's Young Dramatists Initiative. More recently, his youth theater experience has propelled the Guild's support of the Enough! Plays to End Gun Violence campaign, a national playwrighting competition for young writers.
A playwright, producer, and lifelong resident of New York City, Emmanuel founded The Blue Rose Stage Company at age 18, serving as its Artistic Director for six years. In 2003, he was selected as a New Generations Future Leader by Theater Communications Group, a multi-year fellowship supported by the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation and Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. He is the proud parent of Faith and Imani Wilson.
Connect with Our Guest
Follow the Dramatists Guild on Facebook
Follow the Dramatists Guild on

Connect with host Melissa Schmitz
***Sign up for the 101 Stage Adaptations Newsletter***
101 Stage Adaptations
Follow the Podcast on Facebook & Instagram
Read Melissa's plays on New Play Exchange
Connect with Melissa on LinkedIn
Ways to support the show:
- Buy Me a Coffee
- Tell us your thoughts in our Listener Survey!
- Give a 5-Star rating
- Write a glowing review on Apple Podcasts
- Send this episode to a friend
- Share on social media (Tag us so we can thank you!)
Creators: Host your podcast through Buzzsprout using my affiliate link & get a $20 credit on your paid account. Let your fans directly support you via Buy Me a Coffee (affiliate link).

  continue reading

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