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Our own Shawna Wigney's new magazine, The Dionysian is having a launch party this Friday! Congra

The Dionysian, co-founded by Shawna Wigney of MCS, is a group of actors and writers formed in 2016 in New York City is a quarterly literary journal devoted to celebrating the playwright. Each issue publishes short plays selected through open submissions by playwrights from across the globe, interviews with established playwrights and theatre makers and eclectic pieces from visual artists. After the successful release of three issues, the launch of the fourth plans to be a very special one as it will be dedicated to amazing women working in theatre and the arts. The Dionysian ISSUE 004 features written work by Shawna Wigney, and visual art and photography by Chelsey Hill and Lindsay Nolin: all members of the MCS community. It will also contain work from female-identifying and non-binary artists including plays by Mariah MacCarthy, Anna Fox, Sofya Weitz, Gracie Gardner, Lia Romeo, Andra Gordon-Gatica, Christl Stringer, Gina Femia, Kate Mulley, Ran Xia, Mallory Jane Weiss, and Mandy Murphy (winner of The Dionysian Award for Best New Play at SheNYC Summer Theater Festival), with an essay by Addie Johnson Talbott and interviews with Susan Bernfield of New Georges, Laura Ramadei of Lesser America, Victoria Myers of The Interval and a 3-part interview about The Kilroys. As this issue is committed to promoting female voices and advocating women’s rights, 10% of every copy sold will be given to Planned Parenthood. The Drama Book Shop hosts a free launch event with The Dionysian Collective to launch ISSUE 004, on its release date Friday November 17, 2017 at 5pm. The evening will consist of readings from ISSUE 004, as well as an opportunity to purchase your own copy and meet the artists involved in the issue. Everyone is welcome to join The Dionysian family and help us ‘Celebrate The Playwright’ with wine, theatre and all things Dionysian. Wine will be free, but bring cash as there will also be a donation box for Planned Parenthood!

For more information on what we’re all about, and to buy the magazine please visit To see more of what The Dionysian Collective do, you can email and follow us on Facebook, Twitter & Instagram at @thedionysians.

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