Discover strategies for how to successfully navigate the financial challenges of being a theatre writer! The Money issue of The Dramatist magazine is available to read online for free now through Tax Day (April 18, 2023).
Guest edited by DG Executive Director of Creative Affairs Emmanuel Wilson, the Money Issue of The Dramatist covers topics from deal memos to per diems and everything in between. Our Compensation panels with leading industry professionals explore how and when writers get paid throughout different stages of the production process, from commissions to subsidiary markets. CPA Elaine Grogan Luttrull offers financial tips and resources for dramatists, and answers many of the financial questions that come up for theatre writers throughout their careers. And the Guild's own Business Affairs team defines important financial terms that all theatre writers should know, including "advances," "per diem," "option fees," and many more!
It's time for theatre writers to start having open conversations about money, so that you can confidently make the necessary financial decisions to bring your career to the next level. After all, the more you know about the industry standards, from both the creative and business perspectives, the more informed and empowered you'll be when it's time to get to work on your next project.
The issue can be viewed or purchased online via the DG website. It can also be purchased at the Drama Book Shop in New York City, Skylight Books in Los Angeles, East End Books Ptown in Provincetown, or Samuel French Bookstore at the Royal Court Theatre in London.
Cover art by Michael Waraksa.