dg resource directory
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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  • BTN's ongoing drive is to COLLECT, PROCESS and DISTRIBUTE information that supports the professional and personal development of its members and therefore nurtures the growth of Black Theatre. To meet its goals, BTN has developed programs that target specific sectors of its constituency while operating under the conviction that we are all in this continuum together, and therefore, we are to help each other. The network provides for the development of excellence and the growth of new, visionary theatre professionals through its student design and writing competitions. Through Recognition...
  • Washington, DC
    In its inaugural season of the Fringe Curated Series, the Fringe Festival commissioned three new plays derived from folklore or myth from non-western cultures. In exploring these narratives, we brought different perspectives to life. Always looking to grow, develop and take risks, in our second year we are choosing a different focus to commission from. FOR THE 2019 FRINGE FESTIVAL, WE ARE SEEKING TO COMMISSION AND PRODUCE WORK THAT EXPLORES KEY ISSUES CURRENTLY FACING HUMANITY: FORGIVENESS, TRUST AND HOW TIME CAN EITHER UNEARTH OR LEAVE COVERED PROGRESS. What are the challenges we face in...
  • AWP provides support, advocacy, resources, and community to nearly 50,000 writers, 550 college and university creative writing programs, and 150 writers’ conferences and centers. Our mission is to foster literary achievement, advance the art of writing as essential to a good education, and serve the makers, teachers, students, and readers of contemporary writing.
  • Annandale, VA
    Pinky Swear’s Mission is to produce modern plays with well-crafted, believable, engaging women’s roles where people talk to each other and things happen. Our productions are a little funny, a little dark, and a lot entertaining.
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    Welcome to Theater at Mason, where we stress the ideal that serious practical training and experience, combined with the breadth and vigor of liberal arts study, offer our graduates the best preparation for a life in the theater. Our mission is to use theater as a means of preparing students for a complex and challenging future, through rigorous, concentrated, and individualized training. There is a place for you here, regardless of where your interests may lead you.
  • Fairfax, VA
    LSNV is the largest legal aid organization in Northern Virginia, helping thousands of clients each year in civil legal matters. We partner closely with other legal aid organizations, state and local bar associations, as well as the courts to serve the region’s low-income and neediest populations. Multiple offices: http://www.lsnv.org/contact-us/
  • ATA is a professional association founded to advance the translation and interpreting professions and foster the professional development of individual translators and interpreters. Its over 10,000 members in more than 100 countries include translators, interpreters, teachers, project managers, web and software developers, language company owners, hospitals, universities, and government agencies.
  • Alexandria, VA
    The ATA will award a grant-in-aid to any student undertaking a written work derived from any facet of translation studies. We present annual and biennial awards to encourage, reward, and publicize outstanding work done by both seasoned professionals and students of our craft. See website for different award opportunities.
  • Alexandria, VA
    Arts on the Horizon was founded as a professional, non-profit theatre company with a specific focus of providing high-quality performances and education programs for an audience of young people ages 0 to 6 years old and their families.
  • Alexandria, VA
    Founded in 1934, The Little Theatre of Alexandria began as a small play-reading group. Full productions ensued, and in 1939 the group bought a rickety former blacksmith’s shop located in Ramsey Alley, between Lee and Fairfax Streets, for rehearsal space and construction of sets and costumes. Since 1934, the theatre has mounted over 350 productions. Home of the One-Act Playwriting Competition.
  • Alexandria, VA
    All submissions must be original, unpublished and un-produced (not staged for a paying audience as of date of entry) one-act plays. Time permitting, the Little Theatre of Alexandria intends to produce the winner(s) of our contest in the NVTA One-Act Play Festival, which is held in late June or early July each year. In addition, cash awards of $350 for 1st Place, $250 for 2nd Place and $150 for 3rd Place are presented.
  • Signature Theatre is committed to the development of new work and has one of the largest musical theater commissioning programs in the country. We are a Tony Award winning, non-profit professional theater company that produces contemporary musicals and plays. We reinvent classic musicals, develop new work, and engage in educational and community outreach opportunities.