-- Lanford Wilson
As a playwright, you need the Sourcebook. And you should feel guilty if you don't subscribe to American Theatre, or at least read it regularly in the library. If you're not sure if you're serious about this business yet, then steal it from your friends who are. Here's
More Books and Scripts
TCG also publishes a number books [they'll send you a catalog] including interesting new plays and translations as well as volumes on professional theatre
For nearly everything you'll need to know -- and a lot you'd rather not -- about the business of being a playwright, this is the only guide you'll ever need. At least until you need an agent to handle your career. It covers everything including the complications -- and how to avoid them -- of collaborating in the development of musicals.
An illustrated guide to over 250 of America's nonprofit regional theatres. It's another way to know the production interests of these theatres without traveling the country. Most important are listings of the plays scheduled for production and statements of philosophy from Artistic Directors. TCG stopped publication of the annual with this 12th edition in 1996, but it's still a good introduction to what these theatres do.
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