End of Play

Get ready to embark on a fearless creative journey with End of Play.® starting April 1, 2024! Presented by the Dramatists Guild, this annual event celebrates the art and craft of writing for the theatre.

What is End of Play.®? End of Play.® is a month-long initiative designed to ignite the creation and completion of new stage works within just 30 days. It's not a race to the finish; it's a courageous journey undertaken by writers unafraid to immerse themselves fully in the creative process.

Since its debut in 2019, End of Play.® has brought together thousands of participants from around the globe, fostering connections and triumphs over obstacles that often hinder the birth of fresh theatrical work.

Join the Movement: Writers from every corner of the globe gather not just to set goals but to share dreams, aspirations, and the raw essence of their craft. Whether it's a full-length play or musical, two one-acts, a score, a song, or a refined draft, each endeavor is a brushstroke in the grand mural of creativity. Let your process take center stage.

National Kick-Off Event: April 1, 2024 Join us for the National Kick-Off Event hosted by Dominic D'Andrea! Featuring guest artists Eric Coble, Ty Defoe, Dolores Díaz, Maggie Lee, EM Lewis, Topher Payne, Caridad Svich, and TJ Young. The event is open to all, and participation is free of charge.

Event Highlights:

  • Part 1: Welcome & Introduction to End of Play.®
  • Part 2: Write Fast: Rapid Response Writing
  • Part 3: Pens Up!

How to Participate: Registration is open to both members and non-members of the Dramatists Guild. Writers of all backgrounds are encouraged to join, and prior writing experience is not necessary. Pens up on April 1; pens down at the end of the day on April 30!

Don't miss your chance to be a part of this transformative journey! Register today and let your creativity soar with End of Play.® #EndOfPlay #Theatre #Playwriting #CreativeJourney

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