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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  • All Ears Theatre debuted in January 2002 as a collaboration of local artists organized by the Arts Council of Greater Kalamazoo. Twelve free performances (comedies and dramas) in the style of radio’s golden.
  • Much of the work we do is behind the scenes either in meetings with our members, advising them on how to write grants, or with organizational leaders, helping them plan new programs. We help to create connections within the community that bring people and resources together. We network with various community organizations, including those in education, human services and economic development, to name a few. The arts community in Kalamazoo always remains in the forefront of our dialogue. Vision The Arts Council of Greater Kalamazoo exists to infuse arts and culture into the commercial,...
  • Kalamazoo, MI
    Queer Theatre Kalamazoo (QTK) was founded in 2013 by then-graduate student Laura Kay Henderson as part of her thesis project. Over the next six years Laura devoted endless hours to QTK acting as both executive and artistic director. As time went on a Board of Directors was formed to provide necessary oversight as QTK became a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization in 2018. Since our founding we have produced at least 50 new plays written by local queer playwrights—a core precedent set by Laura—providing opportunities to hundreds of people in the queer community, and the greater Kalamazoo area. Our...
  • Queer Theatre Kalamazoo produces entertainment with a connection to the queer community. We believe in the power of theatre as a catalyst for social change. Through thoughtful entertainment, we represent LGBTQ+ voices, offer opportunities to local talent, and connect people across the spectrum. (Allies included!)
  • Kalamazoo, MI
    Activate: Midwest is dedicated to developing and producing the plays of emerging theatre artists from Michigan, Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, and Wisconsin. Playwrights from these states submit their work annually, and three to four plays are selected for a staged reading each summer. The winning play goes on to receive a workshop production in Chicago.
  • Kalamazoo, MI
    Conservatory-style training at a public university price. 8-10 main stage productions. Career building travel and study abroad opportunities. Direct engagement with theatre, film and television professionals from around the world.
  • Kalamazoo, MI
    The goal of Activate: Midwest is to advance and expand the artistic reputation of Southwest Michigan by providing the community and WMU students with an opportunity to engage with emerging and professional theatre artists from across the Midwest.
  • Kalamazo, MI
    Farmworker Legal Services ("FLS") is a statewide, non-profit legal services provider that represents indigent immigrant, migrant, and seasonal farmworkers and their dependents throughout Michigan
  • Coldwater, MI
    Est. 1984. This annual award was established to honor past member and playwright, Bob Pickering, and to provide a vehicle for playwrights to see their works produced. Prize: $200 for first place, $50 for second place, and $25 for third place.
  • Saugatuck, MI
    Ox-Bow’s Artist-in-Residence program, located in Saugatuck, MI, offers artists and writers the time, space, and community to encourage growth and experimentation in their practice. During the fall residents are given the time, solitude, and focus often unavailable to so many working artists. Ox-Bow connects Artists to: -A network of creative resources, people, and ideas. -An energizing natural environment. -A rich artistic history and vital future.
  • Our community theater group presents several productions each year including dinner theater plays, a playwright festival, and a children’s play.
  • Goshen, IN
    Up to two submission per writer, unproduced submission preferred, 10-50 minutes in length, exploring a contemporary peace theme (broadly defined). First prize is $500, full production, room and board.