Dramatists Guild Institute Of Dramatic Writing


We offer a progressive curriculum for any serious dramatist by master teachers and prominent educators.

After four very successful semesters of advanced educational workshops and classes, the Institute has become a place of serious education, encouraging our inspired faculty and talented students to combine their energies with the resources of the Dramatists Guild and elevate the creative landscape of the American theatre through the development and advancement of new plays and musicals.

We’ve designed a curriculum of classes –both online and in-person — that utilizes the talent of the very best of our prominent Institute playwriting and musical theatre faculty into a variety of extended educational classes (anything from a long weekend to something more rigorous that’s 6-10 weeks in duration). Though we will always give priority to Guild members (Guild members receiving a significant reduction in tuition), our classes are open for admission to all artists in the theatre community.

Designed for writers of every age and every level of skill in our profession, our classes will satisfy the very real needs of our members in terms of writing workshops, best practices, craft classes and seminars. You’ll be given practical experience in everything from developing a full-length play with actors to dissecting basic dramatic structure to synopsis writing and the foundations of musical composition, lyric writing and dramatic structure in musical theatre.


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