The playwrights will meet monthly with the other board members to decide on Guild policies.
Ordinary days and Scotland, Pennsylvania songwriter Adam Gwon and Tony winning playwright David Henry Hwang (Mr. Butterfly, Golden Child) joined the Dramatists Guild Council, a group of writers at various career stages who govern the Guild and set its policies.
The two join a group that includes Kristen Anderson-Lopez, Kirsten Childs, Ty Defoe, William Finn, Sheldon Harnick, Michael R. Jackson, Lisa Kron, Tony Kushner and Lin-Manuel Miranda, among many others.
Both longtime members of the Guild, Hwang returns to the Board after serving from 1989 to 2014. Gwon previously served as DG Fellow, member of The playwright committee and professor of lyric writing for the institute of the Guild.
The Guild Council is led by President Amanda Green, Vice President Branden Jacobs-Jenkins, Secretary Kristoffer Diaz and Treasurer Christine Toy Johnson, all elected from Council ranks. The Guild itself is led by executive directors Emmanuel Wilson and Ralph Sevush. Wilson was recently named the Guild’s first black executive director, and Tari Stratton also joined the organization as director of the Dramatists Guild Institute.
The Guild, a national trade association of theater writers, strives to help playwrights protect the artistic and economic integrity of their work.