FIRST YEAR IN
What happens next?
Who will produce your work?
How much will you get paid?
How much should you get paid?
Who will review your contract?
What are your rights as a theater writer?
100 Years ago, the Guild was founded by theater writers and today is run by an elected council of professional writers that includes Doug Wright, Lisa Kron, Lynn Nottage, and Julia Jordan.
As the only national trade association for playwrights, composers, lyricists and librettists, the Guild, with over 7000 members, aims not only to protect your copyright but to provide every member a voice in the maintenance of hard-fought victories.
You are not alone and your career is just starting.
Make sure someone has your back.
HOW TO APPLY
First Year In is an invite-only program at this time.
To activate your membership, you must fill out an application using one of the links below and submit new supporting materials. If you are a new or past member, your complimentary membership starts the day you submit your application. If you are a current member, we simply extend your membership. We cannot offer the complimentary period without you first submitting the application, even if you are already a member of the Guild. It is a requirement for everyone.