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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  • Play On is an arts organisation dedicated to inspiring and engaging young people and new audiences to connect with classical plays. We collaborate with cultural venues, schools and creative industry professionals to place accessibility, innovation and excellence at the heart of our artistic offer.
  • Our Mission is to support playwrights who are developing new work and presenting works that explore our humanity in queer, quirky, dark or in an otherwise askew manner. We are also committed to presenting theatre by queer and people of color whose work explores the world in brave and challenging ways.
  • Since 2015, NWTW has built a community around the creation, development, and production of new theatrical work, and delivered compelling, timely issues to our audiences for discussion. Our collaborative programs offer a variety of ways for playwrights, theatre artists, and patrons from all walks of life to gather and immerse themselves in new work, with a love for the great performative and literary traditions of the theatre.
  • STAGES Performing Arts Youth Academy nurtures artistic, intellectual and character development of youth and young adults through an educational theatre arts program that develops confidence, respect, cooperation and creative critical thinking.
  • Ross Valley Players produces diverse, professionally-oriented, high quality live theatre that evokes, entertains, and enlivens the human spirit. We invite the participation of an evolving and expanding community. We provide an open, collaborative environment in which to learn and develop theatre crafts. We honor and sustain our legacy as a flourishing cultural resource, and pursue the excitement and promise of the future through the transformative power of storytelling.
  • Ross Valley Alternative Works (RAW) is dedicated to the staging and production of original, provocative and exciting new works by Bay Area playwrights.
  • Martinez, CA
    The Playwrights' Center of San Francisco (PCSF) encourages and develops local playwrights and promotes script writing, audience development, and related arts. The Playwrights’ Center of San Francisco produces a Reading Series comprised of Developmental Readings and Staged Readings in the Spring and another in the Fall. Additionally we produce an annual benefit production, PlayOffs, each winter. The deadlines are as follows: Spring Season - Nov 30, Fall Season - April 30.
  • The Playwrights' Lab and the Mill Valley Library present Short Play Festivals and Playwriting Workshops.
  • Wry Crips Disabled Women's Theatre Group has been helping Bay Area women with disabilities find their voice and providing opportunities to get their stories out since 1985.
  • Berkeley, CA
    Aurora Theatre Company’s program for the development of new works, builds upon the successes of Aurora’s Global Age Project. With O+G, Aurora serves as an incubator of new works, offering extensive personalized support to local playwrights and theatre creators as they craft their pieces specifically for Aurora's stages.
  • Berkeley, CA
    Musical Cafe is a musical theatre development and education program for Northern California-based writers and composers. Our prime offering, the Musical Cafe Showcase Series, alternates between San Francisco and the East Bay. Each Showcase is a public presentation of new, original, locally-sourced musical theatre works-in-progress.
  • Berkeley, CA
    The Voices of Our Nations Arts Foundation (VONA) was founded by Elmaz Abinader, Junot Díaz, Victor Díaz and Diem Jones in 1999. Each envisioned an arts organization that could change the landscape of the literary world by supporting writers-of-color through workshops, mentorship, community building, and information sharing. VONA/Voices is open to all adult writers-of-color at any level of experience. The workshops are one-week long. There are no degree, publication or documentation requirements to apply. For writers seeking financial aid, VONA offers limited partial tuition scholarships.