The Guild is the national organization dedicated to protecting and promoting the rights and interests of those who write for the American theatre — composers, librettists, lyricists, and playwrights. Founded in 1919 by a small group of Broadway playwrights, the Guild has since grown into an internationally recognized organization with members around the world.

By joining us, you let writers (and patrons) know that you share our respect for the central role of dramatists in the theatre. You show that you honor the Dramatists Bill of Rights, support the Playwrights Welcome initiative, and open your doors to the Guild a couple of times a year as a space to build community. In addition, you agree to our addendum for premieres.


  • Access to the Subscribers Only section of our website
  • Priority booking for all DG events nationwide
  • Discounted rates for the biannual DG National Conference
  • Free access to our online Resource Directory and Submissions Calendar
  • A free Business Subscription ($400 value)
  • Special offers and initiatives
  • Discounts to our DG Conference, DGI classes, and more

We are currently in the process of revamping the DG Affiliate program. While we encourage you to apply, please be aware that delays in the acceptance process may occur. We thank you for your patience.