Through a series of essays and interviews, this forthcoming book explores the dynamics between dramatic writing and the medium of TV. Long-Distance Seeing seeks to bridge the gap between academic discussions about dramatic writing and the practical work of playwrights. In addition to matters of training and technique, the collected interviews address the economics of playwriting; representations of class, race, and gender on TV; empathy and genre; audience and demographics; changing media formats; and institutional structures for theatre and TV. This is not a “how-to” book— the objective is to encourage readers to think about the role of the playwright, historically and culturally.