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New Voices: First Meeting Focus

At my first meeting with playwrights Lauren Hancock and Worth Culver, I spoke about the difference between being a writer and being a "wright". These young people are amazing writers. I trust their voices; their characters' vernacular and eloquence is excellent. What I can help with over the course of the development process is not so much writing as "wright-ing": the process of engineering a play. 'Playwright' is often misspelled, and with good reason. It's confusing! Once you've written a play, you're a 'playwright', yet the previous part of my sentence is without a spelling error despite referring to the same project. So what is that homophone all about? What is 'write', what is 'wright',

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