May 25, 2022

A playwright is a person who writes plays. Corresponding professional roles in film, television, radio, computer games and new media are often called screenwriters, even if the tasks are similar. An older term for playwright was playwright, a word that in today's Swedish instead refers to a theater employee who reviews and adapts a theater play for stage performance.


In Sweden, professional playwrights are organized in the Norwegian Playwrights' Association. Most often, playwrights are freelancers and self-employed. In Sweden, there are about 650 professional playwrights and of these, about half work in stage and half in film and television.

Examples of playwrights

See also

The Dramatists' Association