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Playwrights' Center [MN]

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The act of submitting creative work for a dramatist is as necessary as finishing it. But the process of finding the right submission opportunity can feel overwhelming. This is why, for more than 20 years, the Dramatists Guild has compiled a submissions and opportunities database, and published a full directory of theatres, agents, festivals, contests, workshops, retreats, and other submission opportunities to help make the life of the dramatist an easier one.

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  • Est. 1992, WTA is a union of theatre artists (female and male) and theatre organizations which support women, helping to promote leadership and provide opportunity within the theatre community. Alliance members are encouraged to share their advice, knowledge and expertise in the hopes of creating an environment of mutual support and unity in which women's theatre can flourish. WTA works to build a unified voice so that we can more effectively be advocates for women in theatre, publicize and promote our members and increase positive public awareness of our goals.
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