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BMI supports its songwriters, composers and publishers by taking care of an important aspect of their careers – getting paid. BMI supports businesses and organizations that play music publicly by offering blanket music licenses that permit them to play more than 8.5 million musical works. Both relationships save each time and money.

The DLDF, formed as a nonprofit arm of the Dramatists Guild of America, advocates on behalf of you, of theaters, audiences, and all those in the culture at large who are confronting censorship on stages across America. As well, we are here to defend indigent artists who cannot defend themselves.

The DLDF’s mission includes educating about the importance to our society of an ever-expanding public domain and a proper administration of the copyright laws that serve to ensure it. We are here to inform theater professionals and students about the fair practices that have evolved in the industry in order to protect your dramatic works.

The Dramatists Guild Fund has been a resource to dramatists and non-profit theaters for over fifty years, providing aid and offering educational programs to countless individuals.

Goddard’s low-residency MFA in Creative Writing includes a nationally recognized dramatic writing program in Vermont and Washington State, led by an award-winning faculty who are actively involved in TV, film and the professional theatre. A 48-credit, rigorous, student-centered program for writers, Goddard’s MFA in Creative Writing Program is ideal for people with commitments to family, work, or other personal obligations, who choose to live their lives and hone their writing skills at the same time. The dramatic writing program regularly hosts luminaries from the theatre and film industries and offers concentrations in TV writing, libretto writing, playwriting and screenwriting.

The Lilly Awards were founded in the spring of 2010, by Julia Jordan, Marsha Norman and Theresa Rebeck to honor the work of women in the American Theater. The awards are named for Lillian Hellman, who famously said to be a female playwright, “You need to write like the devil and act like one too when necessary.”

TYA/USA is the United States Center for the International Association of Theatre for Children and Young People (ASSITEJ), and a national membership organization that strengthens the artistic and cultural impact of theatre for young audiences by empowering, connecting, and inspiring our members – thereby fostering a global appreciation of the field’s excellence. As a professional membership organization with 50 years of service to the field, TYA/USA is known for: One Theatre World, our biennial national festival and conference featuring performance, breakout sessions, and networking opportunties (next up: May 2017 hosted by Bay Area Children's Theatre, Oakland, California); TYA Today Magazine, Professional Development Webinars; the Young Playwrights for Change competition, and more. Please visit tyausa.org for more information.


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