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The Dramatists Guild Resource Directory is the only annually printed reference guide containing opportunities for playwrights, composers, lyricists and librettists. Going one step further, the Dramatists Guild has created this fully searchable e-version of all of the information found in the printed directory (affectionately known as the RDO - Resource Directory Online). Using this tool DG members are able to bookmark listings, set up email reminders and search the resources by a plethora of criteria. It is now even easier for you to submit your play or musical to hundreds of resource listings.


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Listed below are three sample opportunities with upcoming deadlines, pulled at random from the more than 900 entries in the full RDO. To find specific opportunities click the SEARCH DIRECTORY button which provides you with a range of search parameters.


Kentucky Women Writer's Conference
Submissions allowed from women playwrights residing anywhere in the United States or other countries. Award is $500 and a premiere production by Actors Guild of Lexington in summer 2015. Guest judge: Carson Kreitzer.
Activate: Midwest New Play Festival (WMU)
Scripts must be emailed by December 1, 2014. The subject line of the email should be: "Submission: Activate: Midwest". Preference will be given to scripts with the majority of the characters in the 18-35 age range. Scripts must be full length plays in standard play format with a title page that includes the playwright's name, address, phone number and email address. Only 1 submission per year. The play must be unproduced and unpublished.
Education and Community Engagement Program
Chicago Dramatists' Educational and Community Engagement Program is looking for Chicago-area playwrights with teaching experience for school-based programming. Highly motivated, innovative instructors who are passionate about the art of playwriting and who love working with teens are encouraged to apply. Playwrights with acting backgrounds are especially encouraged to apply. If you are interested, have availability during the day, and experience working with Chicago Public Schools or a similar urgan setting, please email iduncan@chicagodramatists.org with your interest, availability, and a teaching resume/cv.