Our Guild works tirelessly to protect your copyright through public advocacy, model contracts, and promoting economic and industry standards to allow you the ability to profit from your work. Membership is not only a proactive step in your career development, it is also a demonstration of solidarity with colleagues in your industry. Guild membership is more than a good deal or good idea, it is a moral imperative. All the rights we share as dramatists - everything that comes from your unique right to own and control your work - are the direct result of 100 years of dramatists working in common cause.
Playwrights, composers, lyricists, and librettists often struggle professionally in theatres throughout the country, and even on Broadway, due to the wide-ranging demands and expectations imposed on them by their producers (and other collaborators) which are presented as “standard” terms. It is essential, therefore, that dramatists know their rights.
To the end, The Dramatists Guild maintains a Bill of Rights that is available to members, non-members, theatres, producers, agents, and managers.