Join us for three exciting career training events this month!

Learn to create opportunities for your work at site-specific venues, find out what to expect when submitting your work to writing contests or festivals, and discover how email marketing campaigns can help you promote your show. These free events will all take place online; no matter where you are, you'll be able to participate in the webinars.

Discover more upcoming events for writers via our DG calendar.


Creating Opportunities in Alternative Venues

Learn how to create production opportunities at site-specific venues.

Tuesday, January 17

Atlantic Time: 8pm
Eastern Time: 7pm
Central Time: 6pm
Mountain Time: 5pm
Pacific Time: 4pm
Alaska Time: 3pm
Hawaii Time: 2pm

Please join Ohio's DG Regional Rep, Mike London, along with award-winning playwrights Patrick Gabridge and Bob Bartlett, for an informal conversation on site-specific theatre.

Discover the benefits and pitfalls of making site-specific work, learn top tips for creation and production of these kinds of plays, and participate in a relaxed Q&A with Mike, Patrick, and Bob.

This event, which is free and open to all, is presented as a collaborative effort of the Ohio Playwrights Circle and the Dramatists Guild.



What To Expect When Submitting Your Work to Festivals and Contests

Do you want to submit your work to contests and festivals? Discover the Guild's new Best Practices for festivals and contests!

Wednesday, January 25

Atlantic Time: 4pm
Eastern Time: 3pm
Central Time: 2pm
Mountain Time: 1pm
Pacific Time: 12pm
Alaska Time: 11am
Hawaii Time: 10am

At this free webinar, led by DG Executive Director Ralph Sevush and DG Director of Business Affairs Jessica Lit, you'll learn how to define important industry terms, what to expect from standard contest or festival contracts and promotional materials, and what your authorial rights are when submitting to a contest or festival. You'll also be equipped with strategies and suggestions for how to respond if a contest or festival flouts current industry norms. 

This event is open to playwrights, composers, lyricists, and librettists, as well as potential producers/organizers of contests and festivals.



Introduction to Email Marketing for Dramatists

Discover how email campaigns can help you promote your work.

Thursday, January 26

Atlantic Time: 2pm
Eastern Time: 1pm
Central Time: 12pm
Mountain Time: 11am
Pacific Time: 10am
Alaska Time: 9am
Hawaii Time: 8am

The Dramatists Guild of America is teaming up with email marketing platform Constant Contact to help you promote your work.

This free webinar will cover:

  • Why email marketing is an effective communication channel;
  • The basic elements of an email campaign;
  • How to incorporate digital marketing into your creative process;
  • How to promote your work and increase attendance at your live performances.

As part of your DG member benefits, you are eligible to receive up to 40% off Constant Contact! For more information, and to request your discount, click here.

Please note: These events will be streamed on the internet and archived by audiovisual recording. By your presence at these events, you acknowledge that you have been informed that you may be photographed, recorded, transcribed, and streamed.

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