Advocacy Resources

Join us at The Understudy Bookstore in Chicago on Tuesday, June 18, from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm CDT, for a special event featuring playwright Samuel D. Hunter and Dramatists Guild Co-Executive Director Emmanuel Wilson.

The Dramatists Guild is thrilled to continue our national advocacy tour, bringing empowering Advocacy Nights to theatre writers across the country. After successful events in Detroit, Pittsburgh, New York, Los Angeles, and Philadelphia, we're excited to visit the vibrant creative hub of Chicago.

As a playwright, composer, lyricist, or librettist, it's crucial to understand your rights and the resources available to you. This evening promises to be enlightening, offering the chance to connect with fellow writers, build valuable community ties, and learn the tools needed to advocate for yourself effectively.

We recognize the dedication and effort you pour into your craft, whether it's plays, musicals, songs, or operas. Let us help you negotiate equitable compensation and support for your invaluable work.

Don't miss this opportunity to enhance your advocacy skills and ensure your voice is heard in the theatre industry. For any inquiries, please contact us at


Chicago, IL

Tuesday, June 18
7:00pm-9:00pm CDT



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