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Playwrights

Overview

Playwrights, also known as writers, dramatists, or script writers, write the story for theatrical productions. The story or script is written in a special format. The playwright writes the words that the characters speak next to or under each character’s name. The individual writes the dialogue, the setting descriptions, and directions for the actors and actresses to take during the production. He or she may also make changes or revisions when necessary when the play is staged.

Salary Range

Below $25,000 to $100,000+

Minimum Education Level

Bachelor's Degree

Certification/License

None

Outlook

Little Change or More Slowly than the Average
Personality Traits

Creative

Curious

Career Ladder
Playwright, Large Theatrical Productions

Playwright

Aspiring Playwright

Writer or Student