A sponsorship of a Dramatists Guild outreach initiative means nurturing and protecting the voices of playwrights, composers, lyricists, and librettists, and the American theatre itself.
Each time a stage is lit up with a story, that story began with a writer -- or a team of writers -- bold enough to harness their dreams into something tangible we can all enjoy.
Every time a school, regional theatre, touring house, community, or Broadway theatre mounts a show, there is a writer to thank for that story. At the Dramatists Guild, we seek to continuously find ways to humanize the author in spaces where they may have been forgotten in the contractual or creative process of realizing works. We also hope to make certain that global protections are respected for all individuals.
Your sponsorship enriches our efforts to ensure that writers are not forgotten by the industry at large. It increases our odds of reaching the writers who need this information most, and our ability to amplify our advocacy efforts in order to reach all dramatists who wish to make meaningful change in the theatre industry. Current sponsorship opportunities are listed below.
Sponsor our 2024 Dramatists Guild Awards Night
Our annual awards night in New York City is one of the highlights of the theatrical season. The only awards given by theatre writers to theatre writers, the DG awards celebrate the work of playwrights, composers, lyricists, librettists, and thought leaders in the arts industry.
Sponsor The Dramatist
Authored by the leading playwrights, composers, lyricists, and librettists of our time, The Dramatist is the only national publication devoted to the business and craft of writing for theatre.
Sponsor End of Play.®
An annual initiative that takes place every April, End of Play.® was created by the Dramatists Guild to incentivize the completion of new plays, scores, or songs in just 30 days.
Sponsor The Dramatists Guild presents Talkback
A podcast for every theatremaker or fan who wants to pull back the curtain to discover the highs and lows of what it means to create theatre and foster community in the complex landscape of American storytelling.
Sponsor DG's National Advocacy Campaign
In 2022-2023, the Dramatists Guild traveled to 24 states and territories, hosting over 40 in-person panels, sessions, and events in collaboration with new works festivals, conferences, theatres, and organizations. We entered each gathering with a clear message: “The Dramatists Guild is here, and theatre writers deserve fair compensation, rights, respect, and visibility. How can we work together to make that happen?”
Authored by the leading playwrights, composers, lyricists, and librettists of our time, The Dramatist is the only national publication devoted to the business and craft of writing for theatre. Published both online and in print, the magazine aims to keep writers and theatremakers engaged, inspired, and informed on topics related to writing for the American and international stage.
- Four issues per year: Winter, Spring, Summer, and Autumn;
- Circulation of over 11,000 and growing: including playwrights, composers, lyricists, librettists, theatre professionals, colleges, and universities;
- International distribution: all 50 states plus Canada, England, and 19 other countries.
Discounts on Display Ads
All Guild members receive 50% off any display** ad to promote their self-produced shows or self-published books, provided that the book is a script, anthology of scripts, or about the business and/or craft of theatre writing. (This offer does not apply to non-members or institutions. No other discounts apply.)
For other types of promotion, all Guild Members and Business Subscribers receive 10% off any single display, premium, or unique ad. Frequency rates are not applicable. Email editor Amelia French with questions.
**This is an ad that includes artwork.
Theatre writers who are at the DG Member level are entitled to one free, text-only classified* ad in The Dramatist per calendar year (This ad should be 40 words or fewer. Editors may edit advertisements for style or content). Email your text and/or questions to editor Amelia French. Additional Classified Ads for Members are $40. Non-members ads cost $50.
*This is a text-only ad.