Advocacy Resources

This summer, the Dramatists Guild will be participating in a myriad of different industry conferences across the country.

Are you planning to attend any of the following events? If so, please stop by and say hello!
We look forward to seeing you there.


TCG Conference in Pittsburgh, PA

June 15 – 18, 2022


Emmanuel Wilson, Jordan Stovall

Exhibitor Table

The Dramatists Guild will have a table. Please visit and say hi!

Community Event

Pittsburgh Industry Night Out at City Theatre Company
Monday, June 13
6:30pm – 8:30pm EDT

The Dramatists Guild is hosting a night out at the City Theatre Company for a community building event with theatre writers and arts industry workers in Pittsburgh.

Pittsburgh Co-Regional Reps, Mora Harris and TJ Young, will be joined by Emmanuel Wilson (DG Executive Director of Creative Affairs) and Jordan Stovall (Director of Outreach and Institutional Relationships) as they kick off a busy week for the Pittsburgh creative community at the beginning of the 2022 TCG Conference. This playwright's night out is free and open to everyone. 

Conference Panel 1

Building a Culture of Support and Trust: A Conversation Inspired by the Dramatists Guild Inclusion Rider

Thursday, June 16
4:45pm – 6pm EDT

Learn how the Dramatists Guild's new inclusion rider can be beneficial to agents, managers, artistic directors, and producers! At this event, the panelists will introduce the Inclusion Rider to agents, managers, artistic directors, and producers. They'll share the reasons for its creation and suggest ways in which it can be applied to theatrical spaces, helping agents, managers, artistic directors, and producers to take impactful steps towards bringing more diversity into their production process. There is also a Q&A.


  • Emmanuel Wilson, Co-Executive Director of The Dramatists Guild
  • Roger Q. Mason, playwright and Founding Mentor of New Visions Fellowship
  • Nikkole Salter, playwright and Chair of the Department of Theatre Arts at Howard University's Chadwick A. Boseman College of Fine Arts (and deeply involved with DG and TCG)
  • Che'Rae Adams, Artistic Director of PlayPenn
  • Shawn LaCount, Artistic Director of Company One Theatre
  • Teresa Coleman Wash, playwright and Executive Artistic Director/Founder of Bishop Arts Theatre

Conference Panel 2

Together We Rise: Dream Session for a Queer American Theatre

Friday, June 17
10:45am – 12:15pm EDT

What can we do to build stronger representation of queer stories on our stages?

Galvanized by the momentum of a working group and community event initiated between Rattlestick Theatre, National Queer Theater, Brooklyn Queer theatre, and the Dramatists Guild, this conference session will explore the dramaturgy of queer performance, identify the barriers between queer stories and commercial stages, and engage with audience members to formulate an action plan together. 


  • Jordan Stovall, Director of Outreach & Institutional Partnerships for the Dramatists Guild, playwright, drag artist, queer events producer
  • Roger Q. Mason, playwright and Founding Mentor of New Visions Fellowship
  • Basil Kreimendahl, Mellon Foundation’s playwright in residence at Rattlestick Theater
  • Ali Hoefnagel,theatre artist and Coordinator of LGBTQIA Belonging and Inclusion at the University of Pittsburgh
  • Gaven Trinidad, director, dramaturg, and Engagement for New York Theatre Workshop
  • Joey Reyes, Line Producer at Longwharf Theatre, Associate Producer at The Sol Project


EdTA International Thespians Festival in Bloomington, IN

June 20 – 24, 2022


Emmanuel Wilson and Jordan Stovall

Exhibitor Table

The Dramatists Guild will have a table. Please visit and say hi!


The 24 Hour Plays: ITF Edition
Sponsored by The Dramatists Guild of America

Friday, June 24
6pm – 8pm EDT

Don’t miss out on the fun of this ultimate collaboration for theatremakers! Everything's on the line when students write, rehearse, and perform a brand-new play in a single day. Yesterday, six production teams were assembled. Student writers churned out scripts overnight, and student directors and actors have rehearsed all day today. And now, only 24 hours later, they’re ready to share it with you. At The 24 Hour Plays, anything can happen!


BroadwayCon in New York, NY

July 8 – 10, 2022


Emmanuel Wilson, Jordan Stovall, and Tari Stratton

Exhibitor Table

The Dramatists Guild will have a table. Please visit and say hi!


Dreaming the Queer Future: TGNC Representation and Playwrights in the American Theatre

Join 2022 Tony-Award nominee L Morgan Lee (A Strange Loop), National Queer Theater, The Dramatists Guild of America, and the New Visions Fellowship for a conversation on trans and gender non-conforming representation in the theatre. Discover how TGNC their stories are told and who is writing them down. Panelists will include Roger Q. Mason (Lavender Men, Lead Mentor of the New Visions Fellowship), Emmanuel Wilson (Co-Executive Director, The Dramatists Guild of America), and the New Visions Fellowship: Ayla Xuan Chi Sullivan, Nick Hadikwa Mwaluko, Storm Thomas, and  Catching On Thieves.

The New Visions Fellowship is a rigorous year-long professional development initiative aimed at celebrating the brilliance of and uplifting Black TGNC writers in the face of the systemic exclusion that Black TGNC writers have endured within American theatre.


LMDA Conference in Philadelphia, PA

July 20 – 24, 2022


Emmanuel Wilson, Jordan Stovall, Marsha Norman, and Marjorie Bicknell


Philadelphia Industry Night Out at Fergie’s
Saturday, July 23
6:30pm – 8:30pm EDT

Join the Dramatists Guild at Fergie's for a community building night out with your fellow theatre writers and arts industry workers!  Light food and drinks will be provided for attendees, courtesy of the Dramatists Guild. 

After a week at the LMDA Conference, Philadelphia DG Regional Rep, Marjorie Bicknell, will be joined by DG Executive Director of Creative Affairs, Emmanuel Wilson, and Director of Outreach and Institutional Relationships, Jordan Stovall. This event is free and open to everyone.

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