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The Dramatists Guild has created this fully searchable database (affectionately known as the RDO - Resource Directory Online) for their members. 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.


LiveWire Chicago Theatre
Annual short play festival surrounding a central theme. Work must be previously unproduced. See website for theme guidelines, submission criteria, deadlines and more info. Submissions are accepted January 15th through April 15th.
John Gassner Memorial Playwriting Award
Est. 1967. Honors theater historian John Gassner for his lifetime dedication to all aspects of professional and academic theater. Seeking unproduced/unpublished plays.
FUSION Theatre Company
Eighth annual short works fest entitled "The Seven". Works must be unproduced/unpublished. Winner flown to New Mexico for production. $5 fee if you submit via e-mail, fee waved if sent by mail. See website for details.