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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.


National Music Theater Conference - The O'Neill
Est. 1978. Artistic Director, Paulette Haupt. 2-3 week residency (July-August), with rehearsal and in-hand public readings. Assistance: stipend, room/board, travel. Frequency: annual
Julie Harris Playwright Awards
The Beverly Hills Theatre Guild annually sponsors the Julie Harris Playwright Awards Competition to discover new theatrical works and to encourage established or emerging writers to create quality works for the theatre. Prizes are as follows: FIRST PRIZE: $3,500 -- The Janet and Maxwell Salter Playwright Award. SECOND PRIZE: $2,500 -- The Dr. Henry and Lilian Nesburn Playwright Award. THIRD PRIZE: $1,500 -- The Irma Colen Memorial Award. We accept scripts from August 1st to November 1st for this competition. See website for specific guidelines. There is a $15 submission fee (check or money order to Beverly Hills Theatre Guild).
Green Light Plays
Est. 2003. Green Light Productions is currently accepting submissions for GLO 2014: a one-act play festival of new plays written and directed by women. GLO 2014 will premiere in November 2014 at The Miles Memorial Playhouse in Santa Monica. Playwrights must reside in Greater Los Angeles area. Fifteen plays by women had their first production as part of GLO - will yours be next? Green Light Productions is a nonprofit theatre company dedicated to producing and developing new work by women. Green Light has produced dozens of world premieres including 15 GLO plays.