All Guild members are encouraged to consult with the Business Affairs Department before signing any agreement regarding your work. Questions can be answered by phone, email, or very occasionally by an in-person visit to the Guild’s New York offices. In addition to individual consultations, members may request copies of model contracts. A complete list can be found here.
The Dramatists Guild Council:
Elections are held annually for the Guild’s governing Council which meets each month (September- May) in the Mary Rodgers Room at our New York offices. Only Member-level members are eligible to vote for and serve on the Council.
The Dramatist Magazine:
Members receive a subscription to The Dramatist, our bimonthly magazine, which is the only publication of its kind to serve playwrights, composers, lyricists, and librettists across the country. Current members are entitled to one complimentary classified ad, maximum 40 words, per year. Contact editor Joey Stocks at email@example.com for guidelines.
The Mary Rodgers Room – NYC:
Across the hall from the Guild’s offices in Times Square is the Mary Rodgers Room, which Guild members may reserve for rehearsals and readings at a discounted rate. The room can be configured to accommodate 50 people, is carpeted, and equipped with stools, music stands, and Richard Rodgers’ Steinway grand piano for readings of musicals. There is no sound system, and the lights are not adjustable. If you’d like to reserve the room, contact the Guild’s Director of Operations, Nick Myers, by phone.
Other Resources include:
- Regional Representatives
- Ticket Offers
- E-Newsletter (including ability to submit news)
- Local E-Blasts
- Access to the Members Only section of the DG Website
- Awards Night
- DG Academy & DG Conservatory
- Friday Night Footlights Reading Series
- Director-Dramatist Exchange
- Songwriter-Bookwriter Exchange
- The DG National Conference
- DG Member Breakfast