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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  • The Jamaica Center for Arts & Learning (JCAL), founded in 1972, is a multidisciplinary arts center based in the diverse community of Southeast Queens. It devoted its mission to offer quality visual, performing, and literary arts, and to provide accessible education programs to encourage participation in the arts.
  • The MFA program has four tracks: poetry writing, fiction writing, playwriting, and literary translation. The course of study centers on writing workshop classes in which faculty lead students in critiques of one another’s writing. Students take three workshops in their own genre, and a crossover workshop in another genre, and they take two craft classes, one in their own genre and one in another genre.
  • Founded in 1997, Second Generation is a non-profit theater company dedicated to Creating contemporary, world-class Asian American theater that reaches across cultural, generational and racial boundaries; Cultivating the next generation of Asian American dramatic arts, by identifying and nurturing a vibrant community of actors, directors and writers from the established and emerging to the early-career and pre-professional; and Connecting with new and underserved audiences, especially young Asian Americans and other groups historically underrepresented in mainstream American theater, towards...
  • Queens Theatre is the premier performing arts venue in Queens. Queens Theatre’s mission is to provide quality and diverse performing arts activities that are economically and geographically accessible to the 2.2 million residents of Queens, the most ethnically diverse county in the nation, and the surrounding metropolitan region. To foster greater cultural awareness and appreciation, the Theatre presents and produces programs that reflect this diversity and features international, national and local artists.
  • New American Voices (NAV), Queens Theatre's renowned new play development program, is dedicated to supporting writers who represent the rich cultural diversity of the evolving populations of the borough of Queens, New York City and the United States. Since its inception in 2002, approximately one hundred new works have received Play Readings, Showcases and Full Productions on Queens Theatre's three stages.
  • Est. 1985. Volunteer membership organization with conferences, quarterly journal, newsletter, advocacy caucuses, dramaturgy prize, and more. LMDA promotes the creation of stories that reflect a broad spectrum of authentic experiences in our diverse global community. We uphold equity, diversity, and inclusion as our foundational values, and we recognize and examine the intersectionality of our society. We are committed to provoking, addressing, and advocating for issues of justice, equity, diversity, inclusion and land/territory. Our membership is dedicated to fostering an environment of...
  • The Bushwick Starr is an Obie Award winning not-for-profit theater that presents an annual season of new performance works. We are an organization defined by both our artists and our community, and since 2007, we have grown into a thriving theatrical venue, a vital neighborhood arts center, and a destination for exciting and engaging performance. We provide a springboard for emerging professional artists to make career-defining leaps, and we are a sanctuary where established artists come to experiment and innovate. We are also a neighborhood playhouse, serving our Bushwick, Brooklyn community...
  • A 501(c)3 nonprofit theatre company whose mission is to provide the community with a platform to deepen our understanding of ourselves and the world we share through works of theatre that utilize simple storytelling.
  • Queens, NY
    IndieSpace creates permanent real estate solutions for the independent theater community. By delivering affordable creative space for a diversity of performing artists along with supportive programming, IndieSpace will help preserve and enhance a vital piece of the cultural lives of New Yorkers.
  • Each month, Silent Partners issues two $1,000 grants to support the work of Brooklyn-based Black artists, activists, and community organizers. Mission Statement We are a group of Black artists and community organizers working to combat unequal outcomes resulting from institutional white supremacy within traditional granting opportunities. We believe artists and community organizers are essential workers who are too often underpaid and overworked. In the face of ongoing - and heightened - social, cultural, and economic precarity we are providing two grants per month of $1,000 to support...
  • APAC’s mission is to bring high quality theater to Astoria, Queens and New York City, and to support local youth and senior citizens. On its mainstage, APAC produces revivals and premieres of plays and musicals, and APAC also develops new works through readings and workshops. Its flexible theater space changes with each production.
  • LaGuardia Performing Arts Center, the largest theatre complex in Western Queens, has played a key role as a cultural bridge between artists and audiences for nearly 40 years. Dedicated to amplifying the voices of emerging storytellers from all over the world, LPAC produces vital, high-quality and culturally relevant theatre, dance, music and educational programming for New York City audiences and beyond.