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also play·wright·ing  (plā′rī-tĭng)
The writing of plays.


(ˈpleɪˌraɪtɪŋ) or


(Literary & Literary Critical Terms) the writing of plays


or play•wright•ing

(ˈpleɪˌraɪ tɪŋ)
the writing of plays.
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Noone penned the play while attending the Graduate Playwrighting Program at Boston University and was accorded the 2002 Kennedy Center American Theatre Festival Student Playwrighting Award.
When held against the two published collections of very informative critical essays on August Wilson edited by Marilyn Elkins (August Wilson: A Casebook [Garlan, 1994]) and Alan Nadel (May All Your Fences Have Gates [Iowa UP, 1994]) and when compared to the four single studies on the playwright to date-- Peter Wolfe's August Wilson (Twayne, 1999), Joan Herrington's "I Ain't Sorry for Nothin' I Done": August Wilson's Process of Playwrighting (Procenium, 1998).
A playwrighting workshop, a tuition-free training program for actors, and on-the-job technical experience for others would augment what some consider one of the most important black theater institutions in the U.