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According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), employment of writers and authors in general is projected to experience little or no change from 2018 to 2028. They also indicate that there will be strong competition in this field because so many people are attracted to this occupation. For playwrights, the outlook can be uncertain since many opportunities to produce plays depend on a healthy economy in which money is available to academic, non-profit, and community venues and to theater-goers to purchase tickets.

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