Free download for members and non-members. The first of its kind in the theatre industry, the Dramatists Guild Inclusion Rider is intended to be a model addendum that will enable you to ask a producer to audition or interview, cast, and hire members of historically excluded groups wherever possible. This rider may be attached to any agreement where a producer or theater intends to produce your play. The Inclusion Rider is a living document which will evolve as we move toward a more equitable and inclusive industry.
The Inclusion Rider is intended to facilitate a conversation between playwright and the producer about equitable hiring practices. For those dramatists who choose to use the rider, we strongly recommend you broach the subject of diverse, equitable and inclusive hiring with producers before sending them any contract language, in order to explore the possibilities of collaborating with them to address these concerns. This discussion can be awkward and uncomfortable, but if you approach producers in an open and collegial manner, it could prove to work to your mutual benefit. For further guidance on discussing this issue with theaters, additional resources can be found at: www.dramatistsguild.com/inclusion.
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