Join us for Entrepreneur Day for Theatre Writers on March 25, featuring three invaluable sessions tailored to writers at different stages of their careers.

In Session One, gain insights into business and career guidance, including exclusive consultations with skilled lawyers in Business Affairs. Session Two offers a Tax Workshop catering to mid-career and established writers, addressing common tax scenarios and deductions. For early career writers, Session Three provides a comprehensive overview of taxes, including essential record-keeping and deductible expenses. Secure your spot today to elevate your entrepreneurial skills and set a solid foundation for your theatre writing career.


Session One

Business and Contract Guidance for Theatre Writers (DG Members Only)

AST: 4:00pm - 6:00pm
EST: 3:00pm -5:00pm
CST: 2:00pm - 4:00pm
MST: 1:00pm - 3:00pm
PST: 12:00pm -2:00pm
AKST: 11:00am -1:00pm
HST: 10:00am - 12:00pm

Note: Due to scheduling conflicts, Session One is at the same time as Session Two. Please only sign up for either event and not both.

Seeking clarification on your rights as a theatre writer? Have general contract inquiries or concerns about standard compensation rates? Join us for a virtual Business and Contract Guidance Clinic where you can engage with our team of skilled lawyers in Business Affairs and receive expert guidance.

In the first part of the event, members will have the opportunity to ask Ralph Sevush, DG Co-Executive Director, business questions that they are comfortable asking in front of their peers.

Have a question but prefer to ask it privately? In the second half of this event, the first 12 members who sign up for a slot via the form will be able to ask their business question in a private one-on-one conversation with a member of our Business Affairs department.

Slots are allocated on a first-come, first-served basis. Sign up via the registration form below! Members will be placed in a Zoom waiting room and then called in for their individual meeting.


Session Two

Tax Workshop for Mid-Career and Established Writers (Free For All Writers) 

AST: 4:30pm - 6:00pm
EST: 3:30pm -5:00pm
CST: 2:30pm - 4:00pm
MST: 1:30pm - 3:00pm
PST: 12:30pm -3:00pm
AKST: 11:30am -1:00pm
HST: 10:30am - 12:00pm

Note: This event will be recorded. Due to scheduling conflicts, Session Two is at the same time as Session Two. Please only sign up for either event and not both.

Discovering common tax scenarios faced by writers is essential for navigating the intricate landscape of tax deductions. As a writer, you may encounter various tax situations that impact your income and expenses. Understanding how deductions work can help you maximize your tax savings and ensure compliance with the tax laws.

In this workshop, we will:

  • Identify ordinary and necessary deductions that are common for established creative individuals; 
  • Review the tax implications of S Corporations (and when they make sense);
  • Highlight key tax planning options to maximize throughout the year.

This workshop is for you if: 

  • You’ve been writing for a while, and you’ve learned some things about taxes along the way;
  • You’d like clarity on what is deductible, but you generally have a pretty good idea;
  • You are wondering if it is time to switch to an S Corporation;
  • You are curious about tax planning strategies;
  • You have some specific questions to ask.

Session Three

Tax Workshop Early Career and Emerging Writers (Free For All Writers) 

AST: 6:30pm - 8:00pm
EST: 5:30pm -7:00pm
CST: 4:30pm - 6:00pm
MST: 3:30pm - 5:00pm
PST: 2:30pm -4:00pm
AKST: 1:30pm -3:00pm
HST: 12:30pm - 2:00pm

Note: This event will be recorded. Discover the overall tax landscape for theatre writers! In this workshop, you'll learn which records you should retain for tax purposes, and explore common deductions for writers – including when someone qualifies to claim for business deductions.

As part of this workshop, we will: 

  • Review the overall income tax landscape for common federal and state filings;
  • Identify records to retain for tax purposes and effective systems for tracking expenses and income;
  • Define ordinary and necessary business deductions common to early-career writers. 

This workshop is for you if: 

  • You are early in your writing career, and you have a ton of questions;
  • You want to boost your tax habits, including preparing for taxes and keeping good records;
  • You’d like to understand what expenses are deductible;
  • You want to learn from the questions that others ask. 

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