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 West Side Show Room makes room for everyone to participate in the performing arts. Core Values: Making Room We want everyone in our community to have the opportunity to experience and participate in high quality live performance, regardless of age, race, ethnicity, country of origin, nationality, religion, functional ability, sex, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, body type, economic status, or education level. Excellence We strive to continually and transparently improve our productions and programs to ensure artistic, operational, and fiscal quality. Education...
  • Rockford, IL
    Prairie State Legal Services is an organization that offers free legal services for low income persons and those age 60 and over who have serious civil legal problems and need legal help to solve them. Multiple locations: https://www.pslegal.org/psls-locations.asp
  • Rockford, IL
    The West Side Show Room makes room for everyone to participate in the transformative art of theater.
  • Rockford, IL
    The Rockford New Play Festival is now ROCKFORD NEW WORDS! Why the change? We’re expanding to include all words written for live performance, including: Spoken Word Poetry Choreopoems Plays Zoom Scripts Raps and Spoken Lyrics Storytelling Monologues Six new works will be chosen and presented in a staged performance on Jan 21, 2021. Artists/Writers can choose to perform their own works (Live or on Zoom), or have them presented by professional performers. Artists/Writers each receive $200.
  • The West Side Show Room makes room for everyone to participate in the transformative art of theater.
  • Woodstock, IL
    For five generations, this company has been committed to developing and serving the authors, artists and educators who comprise the world of theatre. Our catalog includes musicals, full-length and one-act plays and high-quality theatrical books suitable for high-school, children's, professional and community theatre. We offer a spectrum of plays for every cast size, skill level and audience representing classic and contemporary works. We embrace plays that ultimately challenge audiences, actors, producers, students and educators to examine their beliefs on controversial topics like bullying...
  • Crystal Lake, IL
    Williams Street Repertory is a non-profit theatre dedicated to the mission of producing diverse and emotionally charged stories within a repertory model of production that deepen the cultural richness of our community and our region.
  • The Haylofters, Inc., a community theater group, was developed to promote the theatrical arts in the Burlington area. The goal of the group is to provide an artistic outlet for local talent from Burlington and the surrounding areas by producing and presenting high quality theatrical productions. In addition, the group endeavors to promote theatrical education and presentation skills in young people through various outreach programs and student productions. Finally, the group promotes the enjoyment of its members through various social occasions, mainly tied to the dramatic arts.
  • Aurora, IL
    The Aurora Civic Center Authority is committed to being a defining catalyst for personal and community transformation by: making the performing arts accessible for every age and socioeconomic background, introducing the magic of live theater across generations to encourage expansive imaginations and broad views of people and the world, and contributing to the future stability and growth of Aurora’s downtown.
  • Aurora, IL
    Thanks to the support of the NEA’s Arts Work Grant Program, we are proud to announce the commission of a new play with music for young audiences that will tour greater-Aurora area schools. We will spend the winter and spring of 2021 developing the piece with a workshop reading with the hopes to tour the piece during the 2020-2021 school year. For our inaugural commission, submissions for this award are open only to writers of color. Commissions: One proposal will be awarded with a commission of $3,000
  • OUR MISSION: Music Theatre of Madison (sometimes known as MTM) is a professional theatre producing new and rare musicals for adventurous audiences in Madison and beyond.
  • Verona, W
    Mission: Collaboration. Invention. Outreach. To create inventive new works and bring transformational theatre experiences to our diverse community. To collaborate with schools and non-profit organizations to bring theatre-based educational opportunities to students and adults in our community. To provide space to rigorously explore original ideas and assist in the development of local professional performers and teaching artists.