Levels of Membership

Which level is right for you?


  • Member

    Annual Dues $130. Eligible applicants have had a theatre production performed in front of a paying audience OR a script published by a recognizable publishing/licensing house.

    Members Receive:

    • Voting privileges in all DG elections, including Regional and Council.
    • The ability to be nominated as a Regional Rep for your region.
    • A searchable DG Profile on our website.
    • A searchable listing in the Member Directory on our website.
    • Discounted membership to the New Play Exchange.
    • Access to all Associate Member level benefits.
    • For a full list of member benefits, visit here.
  • Associate Member

    Annual Dues $90. Eligible applicants have written a full script.

    Associate Members Receive:

    • Free or discounted ticket offers.
    • Special discounts.
    • A searchable listing in the Member Directory on our website.
    • Access to sample contracts.
    • Access to the Business Affairs department.
    • A free subscription to The Dramatist.
    • Invites to all Guild events.
    • Discounts to the national conference.
    • Discount to DG Institute of Dramatic Writing.
    • For a full list of member benefits, visit here.
  • Estate

    Annual Dues $125. Estate Members Receive:

    All Member and Associate Member benefits.

    To start an Estate Membership please provide a notarized letter providing the following information:

    • That you have permission to act on behalf of the individual or the Estate.
    • The name of the individual to which all mail and emails will be addressed to.
    • Your preferred mailing address for all paper communications.
    • Your contact information, namely telephone, and email.


    You may email a copy of the letter to to expedite the process but we also need the hard copy of the letter mailed to our office:

    The Dramatists Guild of America
    Attn: Membership
    1501 Broadway, Suite 701
    New York, NY 10036

    Once we receive the email copy of the letter, we will send you a welcome email that will provide you a way to pay the membership dues for the Estate.

  • Student Discount

    We have no student members only student discounts. Students can apply for any level they choose and receive a 50% discount on dues for the duration of their education.

    Active students must meet the requirement for their respective level and provide a letter of verification on official letterhead. The letter must include a graduation date. For a full list of member benefits, visit here.

  • International Pricing

    Add $10 for Canadian addresses and $20 for overseas addresses.

  • Why should I join?

    This page can help you answer that question.

  • How can I join?

    To join The Dramatists Guild as a member, fill out an application here.

Other ways to interact with The Dramatist Guild

  • What is the difference between a Subscriber and a Member?

    Membership in the Dramatists Guild of America is limited to authors of dramatic works, and access to our contracts and many of our other resources is strictly limited to our membership.  But there are many individuals, businesses and institutions that work with dramatists, or represent them, or produce their work, or teach theater, who may want to understand the Guild’s views on a range of business standards and practices in the theater industry and so may find it useful to have access to our materials, as well.

    To facilitate this need, the DG has created the “Business Subscription” as a way for interested parties to be able to have access to our materials and resources without being a member of the Guild.

  • For Business Subscribers

    Visit our For Business page.

  • Subscribe to The Dramatist Magazine