BA Help Desk
Our member service portal answers your questions more quickly and efficiently. Submit a query or request a contract review via our new ticketing system.
Due to a 2018 bylaws revision, the Guild established a hotline and an online incident form for reporting abuse or harassment in the workplace.
Live Stream 101
Stay up to date on industry changes, Guild statements on new media and new contracts for live streaming your work.
The staff lawyers in Business Affairs can review unsigned contracts and advise on a wide range of matters including options, commissions, royalties, and more.
Bill of Rights
It is essential that writers know their rights which the Dramatists Guild has defended for nearly 100 years.
Gain a deeper understanding of your industry. Watch our new video series hosted by members of The Guild's Department of Business Affairs.
Most of our contracts are available to download as PDF files. Only current members of the Guild may view, download, or request sample contracts.
Four contract models and an innovative Devised Theater Resource Manual designed specifically for devised theater.
Under the Copyright Act, authors have the right to keep their work confidential during the various stages of completion.
Guidelines drafted by the lawyers of Business Affairs to address such subjects as submissions to contests and festivals and agreements with directors.
Grow your understanding of what copyright is and how it works for dramatists.
Where is Our Union?
When a group of playwrights gathered to form the Guild they held one ideal paramount: copyright.
Our Good Neighbour program allows theater writers to enjoy certain benefits of the respective organizations while working or visiting the UK.
The Dramatist Issue Archive
View past issues of the only national publication devoted to the business and craft of writing for theatre.
Access our resources database, providing members a full directory of theatres, agents, festivals, contests, workshops, retreats, and other opportunities.
Our calendar lists upcoming submission deadlines, Guild events, craft sessions and community events that occur nationally and internationally.