POLITICAL
ENGAGEMENT

An initiative that seeks to build a broadly inclusive national network of theatre-centered communities, finding and sharing ways of harnessing their local power to influence the systems that govern the ways in which we do our work.

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DON'T CHANGE
THE WORDS

In response to persistent and troubling reports of copyright infringement within schools we launched a new initiative to help inform students, educators, and the public in general about copyright and how it protects artists' rights.

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OPERA
INITIATIVE

The Guild's Opera Committee has launched a "Librettists Initiative," to better understand the standards that have evolved for opera librettists and to help establish terms for best practices in the industry.

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AFFILIATE
NETWORK

Join a growing network of theaters and arts organizations committed to sustaining a vital community and receive valuable professional services and benefits. Connect with local playwrights, composers, and lyricists (and let us do the work).

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DEVISED
THEATRE

The Devised Theater Committee are proud to announce the availability of four new contract models designed specifically for devised theater and an innovative Devised Theater Resource Manual.

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THE
COUNT

In an ongoing study in partnership with The Lillys Foundation, The Count analyses and presents data on who is being produced in the American theater.

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END
OF PLAY

Join your fellow playwrights across the country in creating a brand new play or revising an old one! The goal of "End of Play" is to get writers to the finish line through motivation and community.

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DG
FOOTLIGHTS

DG Footlights is a gratis program, created and moderated by the Dramatists Guild, that connects dramatists with free space in which to hold a public reading of a new work that is currently in development.

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PLAYWRIGHTS
WELCOME

The goal is simple: to provide free access to theatre for playwrights, composers, lyricists, and librettists around the country. Playwrights Welcome offers available tickets to professional playwrights on the day of a performance, free of charge.

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