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.

This functionality is part of suite of resources designed to help playwrights, composers, lyricists and librettists.  

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  • The B.A. Program: Our award-winning faculty is comprised of active professionals with proven expertise across the full range of dramatic disciplines including acting, playwriting, design, media, technical theater, movement, voice, costume and production design. Our alumni transition to a rich variety of career pathways and have been recognized for their work on Broadway, film and television. Graduates have performed with Beyoncé, produced and directed Glee Live, served as President of Paramount Pictures and worked as Vice President of Casting at 21st Century Fox. The two-year Master of Arts...
  • The Maryland Opera Studio’s curriculum is designed to prepare singers for the future of opera by building vocal and musical skills alongside dramatic and physical skills through practical experience with esteemed resident faculty and visiting artists. Individual attention is a core principle with a select number of graduate students in each class and guaranteed performances in each semester of study, including full roles in two productions with orchestra.
  • Mt Rainier, MD
    Mission: Ally Theatre Company produces theatre designed to engage audiences through acknowledging and confronting systemic oppression in America.
  • The 10 Minute Taste at the 4208 Group is a modern take on dinner theater. Instead of sitting through a full-length musical, or Shakespearean classic, five 10-minute plays are presented while guests dine in a contemporary establishment. At The 4208 Group we focus on shining a light on women artists of color. We also work with organizations that showcase and/or empower women artists of color. We are a company that works to cultivate the growth and development of women artists of color.
  • Silver Spring, MD
    Silver Spring Stage exists in part to provoke conversation and shine a light on stories that might otherwise remain untold. We are a community theatre on a mission to present the best in contemporary theatre that will appeal to the diverse population of the Silver Spring area and attract new audiences and artists. The Stage, founded in 1968 and incorporated in 1970, seeks out challenging works, bringing our audience a mix of compelling, intellectual, progressive works that offer creative opportunities for actors, directors, and designers. Historically, our organization has been run by...
  • Silver Spring, MD
    Est. 1978. Round House Theatre is a home for outstanding ensemble acting and lifelong learning. We are one of the “Big Six” professional theatres in the Washington, DC area. We seek to captivate audiences with stories that inspire compassion, evoke emotions, and demand conversation.
  • Founded in 1989 and incorporated in 1993, the mission of BWPG is to support and promote the work of African American playwrights, as well as provide leadership and advocacy on critical issues within the theater world.
  • Beltsville, MD
    OUR MISSION: To bring high quality theatre and arts programs to the general population and underserved residents of Maryland To produce innovative and approachable theatre, classics, as well as new works To provide educational programming and performance-based theater curriculum for students and teachers To provide professional training for actors and lovers of theatre
  • The foundation of our company is “Pass It On.” During our tenure, we pass the baton of Lead Producing Playwright from artist-to-artist, giving each playwright the chance to navigate the company using their individual artistic vision. Each group of Welders produces one show by each member playwright then passes the company (from board to bank account) on to a new group of artists. That group will produce one show by each member playwright then pass the company on again to a new group of DC-area artists, creating what we hope to be an ever-evolving platform for new play development right here...
  • Washington, DC
    Mission: Since 1999, Longacre Lea has been producing professional, absurdist theatre in Washington, DC. The company is in annual summer residence in The Callan Theatre at The Catholic University of America.
  • Washington, DC
    Play must be entered by a college or university participating in the KCACTF program. A registration fee of $200 (associate level) or $250 (participating) must be paid to qualify.
  • Washington, DC
    Presented in association with Kennedy Center Theater for Young Audiences and sponsored by the National Committee for the Performing Arts, the Darrell Ayers Playwriting Award recognizes the outstanding student-written play or adaptation on a theme for young people at any level between kindergarten and 12th grades. * A $1000 cash prize will be awarded to the playwright. * Dramatists Guild Award. The Dramatists Guild Award provides the playwright with Active membership in the Guild. * The Kennedy Center's New Visions/New Voices Fellowship. The award recipient receives a fellowship to...