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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  • Dominion Stage will enrich the local arts community by expressing, through live theatrical productions, the different contemporary, traditional, diverse, and historically under-represented stories in our community. Our company will provide an inclusive place for new and continued education and personal development for participants on the stage, in technical roles, and as leaders/administrators behind the scenes.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Synetic produces four to five mainstage productions and two to three family series productions per season, while also running an educational studio for children and adults, conducting community outreach programs, and touring family and mainstage productions, reaching over 36,000 patrons annually.
  • WNO’s acclaimed commissioning program for contemporary American opera enters its tenth exciting season, showcasing three new one-act operas by talented composer-librettist teams. This season, American Opera Initiative (AOI) mentorship is led by newly appointed AOI Artistic Advisor and librettist Kelley Rourke, librettist and filmmaker Kimberly Reed, composer Carlos Simon, and WNO Principal Conductor Evan Rogister, who will lead a chamber orchestra of WNO Orchestra members. The concert staging will be directed by WNO Artistic Director Francesca Zambello.
  • Alexandria, VA
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    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
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    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.
  • Alexandria, VA
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    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.
  • The Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival National Playwriting Program (NPP) offers three (3) programs for student-written work: ten-minute plays, one act plays, and full-length plays. See below for specific guidelines and awards for each program, but please make note of these overall guidelines for ALL manuscripts: All plays must be blind submissions, which means that the playwright’s name and any identifying information (including school information) must be removed from the manuscript in its entirety. This includes the title page, and all headers and footers throughout the text...
  • Washington, DC
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    This award is offered to the outstanding student-written play that play that explores issues of gender, diversity, and sexual orientation.
  • Washington, DC
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    The award will be presented to the outstanding student-written play written by a student of Latinx heritage. The national award recipient will receive $1,000. The second place award is a cash prize of $500.
  • Washington, DC
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    The John Cauble Award for Outstanding Short Play recognizes one or more outstanding scripts each year for presentation at the national festival at the Kennedy Center.