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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  • St. Louis, MO
    Fostering community and joy across the St. Louis region through the Shakespearean tradition of art for all.
  • St Louis, MO
    The Confluence Regional Writers Project was created by Shakespeare Festival St. Louis in 2018. The goal is to further foster a regional culture of playwriting by providing support and inspiration to emerging playwrights in St. Louis and its radiating regions through a Playwriting Fellowship, an Emerging Playwrights Cohort, new plays commissioned and developed by the Festival, and writing workshops.
  • OUR MISSION To produce professional Shakespeare theatre, culminating in a free production in Forest Park, and to celebrate both Shakespeare’s language and the artists he has inspired. We present Shakespeare and works inspired by Shakespeare. We are in the Schools, in the Streets, and in the Park. Our work seeks to better the community, facilitate a diverse conversation, and encourage collaboration across disciplines.
  • St Louis, MO
    The St. Louis Actors’ Studio is proud to announce call for submissions for the LaBute New Theater Festival at the Gaslight Theater.
  • Our mission is to enrich the cultural life of St. Louis by producing an annual theater festival and other artistic and educational events that celebrate the art and influence of Tennessee Williams.
  • Cape Girardeau, MO
    The Lanford Wilson New American Play Festival honors new American plays that provide dynamic performance opportunities for college-aged actors. The festival endeavors both to recognize playwrights for their outstanding work and to provide a resource for universities across the country to identify dynamic plays with robust roles for college-aged actors for production at their institutions.
  • The Coalescence Theatre Project, located in Bloomington Illinois, exists as an educational outreach program to expand interest in theatre and encourage, and develop new talent. Our logo, an abstract representation of the genetic tree of life, reminds us that we all come from one common Ancestor. We focus on unheard stories and offer a place where the silent and the underrepresented have a voice. We aspire to be a home where learning is key, play and discovery are celebrated, and our audience reflects all of the people we serve. Coalescence Theatre Project is committed to teaching our audience...
  • Bloomington, IL
    The Coalescence Theatre Project is a nationally recognized and award-winning theatre that exists to incite our community to thoughtful action. Our logo, an abstract representation of the genetic tree of life, reminds us that we all come from one common Ancestor. We focus on unheard stories and offer a place where the silent and the underrepresented have a voice. Coalescence Theatre Project aspires to be a home where play, discovery, and learning are celebrated, and our audience reflects the diversity of the community we serve. Our mission is to utilize theatre to understand, acknowledge, and...
  • Front Row Fringe Festival has been created to help artists continue creating art during the CoVid-19 pandemic, in 2020. We believe our artists and performers deserve to have a platform from which they can continue to share their creative and innovative works. Our goal is to provide our audiences an artistic and emotional experience they won’t forget.
  • Indianapolis, IN
    Rapture Theatre is always looking to identify gaps in the theatre community. Local playwright and founder of Rapture Theatre, Megan Ann Jacobs, noticed that despite almost every playwright having a holiday-based short (or two or ten) there are very limited local opportunities for these shows to see the light of day. That's why Rapture Theatre is proud to announce its next production "Merry Fringemas."
  • Indianapolis, IN
    Announcing the First Annual Indiana Ten Minute Play Festival! We need your submissions! Sponsored by IndyFringe, Indiana Writers Center, and Indiana Playwrights Circle Six plays will be selected by local theatres for production at the 10-Minute Play Festival. Playwrights will be notified of selections by February 1 (or before), and MUST be available for a table read of all six plays on February 2 at IndyFringe. The Festival will take place May 1st-3rd, 2020, with Friday and Saturday evening performances and a Sunday matinee.
  • Cedar Rapids, IA
    Part of the festival's focus on development of the script. After script selection, writers receive feedback and assistance in further developing plays for production. The Underground team, with new work development consultant, Cavan Hallman, will provide feedback and resources to help make sure writers’ intentions with the piece come through loud and clear on the page. When it’s clear on the page, it’s ready to grow in the hands of a director and performers. Writers should come ready to grow their pieces.