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Just Saturday night, at the Genius Awards party, wasn’t somebody opining into a mircophone that playwrights—unlike actors and directors—can’t make a living at their art?

You mean like a lot of other writers, musicians, and painters? I'm shocked.

Posted by Jason Josephes | September 16, 2008 9:58 AM

Tony Kushner's standard of living is probably a bit higher than the average struggling playwright.

Posted by Trevor | September 16, 2008 10:06 AM

Play Writers win MacArthur genius grants all the time (Sarah Ruhl comes to mind) and that's $500,000.

Posted by FINISHTAG | September 16, 2008 10:18 AM

playwrights aren't worth 200K. architects are, however, worth 100K.

Posted by max solomon | September 16, 2008 10:33 AM

$200,000 could sustain my playwriting for a good ten years. I sure hope I get it after Kushner.

Posted by Bub | September 16, 2008 10:58 AM

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