An Endangered Species Program For Playwrights

The Pacific Playwrights Festival struggles to promote playwrights. “The American theater is losing too many talented writers. Aspiring playwrights are getting discouraged, especially as other development programs die off. Emerging playwrights, unable to make a living, are moonlighting in Hollywood and never coming back. Established playwrights are having trouble finding homes for scripts that lack commercial appeal.”