Business Affairs

International Devised Theatre Conference
July 28-29, 2018

Theatre has always been a collaborative process. But what happens when the collaboration expands beyond our traditional definitions?  What happens when there are not one or two authors, but five or ten? How can we best honor contributions of non-authorial contributors within a devised process? Who is in control? What is there to be in control of? How can we assure proper compensation and credit to all? These questions have been at the center of the conversation for over two years via the DG’s Devised Theatre Committee.

In an effort to continue the conversation and build community, the DG is hosting an International Devised Theatre Mini-Conference, as a part of the upcoming Dramatists Guild 2018 National Conference. Join us on July 28 and 29 for two days filled with panel discussions geared towards writers, actors, directors, and creatives working in devised theatre, to try and shed some light on this burgeoning form of theatre, and hear about the innovative resources recently promulgated by the Dramatists Guild. In attendance will be representatives from the Playwrights Guild of Canada, The Swedish Drama Guild, and the Writer’s Guild of Great Britain. Joining us from our own backyard will be The Public Theater, Tectonic Theater Group, Pig Iron, and other special guests. Don’t miss this unique opportunity!

One Day Passes and On-Site Conference Registration will be for sale at the New York Hilton Midtown during Registration Hours Thursday, July 26 – Sunday, July 29 at escalated rates. Membership Registration requires a valid DG Membership Card onsite. DG 2018 Conference Attendee Registration requires a valid and paid DG 2018 Conference Registration. All funds are in US currency. Conference Registration for DG Members, Non-Members and Organizations includes a name badge, access to the reception and DG Awards Gala on Saturday night (July 28), morning keynote address, International Devised Theatre Conference sessions and lunch on Sunday (July 29).


Schedule of Events

Saturday, July 28th

2:00pm – 5:30pm

4:00-5:30 PM
International Devised Panel
with Playwrights Guild of Canada, Writers Guild of Great Britain and Writers Guild of Sweden

7:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Dramatists Guild Awards Night

Sunday, July 29th

10:00 AM – 10:30 AM
Keynote with Deborah Murad

10:30 AM – 11:15 AM
Devised Committee Roundtable with Gab Cody, Deborah Murad, Kyoung Park, and Doug Wright

11:15 AM – 12:00 PM
Pig Iron Event

12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
Lunch Interview with Anne Hamburger

1:00 PM – 2:15 PM
Public Theater Event with Andrew Kircher

2:15 PM – 3:00 PM
Moment Work with Tectonic Theater Project

3:00 PM – 4:30 PM
Networking Cocktails

Devised Theatre Resources

View Devised Theatre Manual & Agreements

Want to know what type of contract to use in your devised theater piece?
Use the flowchart below as a starting point!