We're excited to announce that DGI Fall Registration is now open! 

The Dramatists Guild Institute offers hands-on, rigorous, continuing education for playwrights, composers, lyricists, and librettists at all skill levels. Our fall semester courses start September 12.

This fall, we're offering ten writing courses. Whether you're looking to develop a new skill, like writing theatre for a young audience (TYA), hoping to adapt an existing work for the stage, or seeking new ways to tackle challenging topics, you'll find a course that helps you expand your talents and hone your craft!

Learn more and register for a class.

For writers who want to learn musical theatre history:
Architecture of Musicals: The Pulitzers with Cheryl Coons

For writers looking for plays by women:
Architecture of Plays: A Canon of Women Playwrights with Pandora Scooter

For writers who collaborate with designers:
Telling Story Through Design with Kristeen Willis, Gregory Pulver, and Shannon Robert

For writers crafting memorable characters:
Character and Behavior with James Anthony Tyler
Please note that this class is full; you can join the waitlist here.

For writers revising their draft:
Core Skills: Rewriting with Andrea Lepcio
Please note that this class is full; you can join the waitlist here.

For playwrights adapting existing material:
Strategies of Adaptation with Tim J. Lord

For musical theatre writers adapting existing material:
Songwriting and the Art of Adaptation with Adam Gwon

For songwriters:
Musical Theatre Songwriting for the Composer/Lyricist with Mark Hollmann

For playwrights who write TYA:
Playwriting for Young Audiences with Lucy Wang

For writers exploring challenging topics:
Tackling Taboo and Moving Through with Winter Miller

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