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  • DG Guide for Dramatists: The Art of Negotiating Theatre Contracts

    We know it can feel daunting to negotiate with a producer, theatre, school, college, or university that wants to produce your play or musical.

  • DG Inclusion Rider

    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

  • Dramatists Groups
    Launching Spring 2022. In effort to connect our writers together and to strengthen our community, our website now provides a forum where members can connect, share, communicate and build new relationships.
  • Dramatists Guild Institute of Dramatic Writing
    The DGI offers hands-on, rigorous training for writers at all skill levels. Start with one of our foundational courses, examining the structure of plays or musicals. More experienced playwrights, lyricists, and composers hone their craft by participating in our writing workshops and masterclasses, led by top industry professionals.
  • Dramatists Play Service
    Active DG member save 10% on all Dramatists Play Service Acting Editions. Formed in 1936 by a number of prominent playwrights and theatre agents, Dramatists Play Service, Inc. (DPS) was created to foster national opportunities for playwrights by publishing affordable editions of their plays and handling the performance rights to these works.
  • Final Draft
    DG members save over 30% on Final Draft, the preferred software for most industry professionals. It helps you format your scripts, map out your plots, collaborate in real-time with fellow Final Draft users, and more.
  • Find a Collaborator
    Theatre is undoubtedly a team sport. We're here to help you find great teammates. Whether it's someone with a different skill set - i.e., a librettist to your composer, a lyricist to your playwright - or maybe someone with a similar background, our service exists to help build lifelong creative partnerships.
  • Form of Commission Agreement for Plays and Musicals
    Agreement between a commissioning producer and author(s) to write and revise a play or musical.
  • Form of Licensing Agreement
    A basic license, it grants the rights for a producer to produce a production without granting the subsidiary rights or future options.
  • Form of Underlying Rights for Musicals
    Form of an option agreement used for an author to obtain the basic right to adapt a work as a musical from an existing work in which a second author holds copyright.