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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 fulcrum of our mission currently rests in our weekly Monday night workshop where we develop the work from our writers. Our structure is such that it evolves as we do. Just like our own artistic development, our process is ever-changing and always improving. Alongside the Monday night workshop, our membership participates in special programs to engage as a community and further their personal artistic goals. Master classes, development weekends and other career-focused events give Fierce artists the extra space to concentrate on the becoming a better artist through experiences. Projects...
  • From Stage to Screen - The Decameron Project members will continue to create theatre work - while quarantined.
  • Los Angeles, CA
    Theatre of NOTE is a non-profit democratic company that stagedives the arena of theatre arts. Founded in 1981, our ensemble-based organization is dedicated to providing a creative environment in which to collaborate and develop maverick theater. The Young Writers Project is NOTE’s 10-year-old outreach program featuring original work from young LA playwrights, produced for Theatre of NOTE by Jonathan Klein. Each year, five writers from five high schools are chosen to participate in a workshop-based writing experiment that culminates in the staged production of five short plays, one play...
  • Los Angeles, CA
    Founded in 1981, our ensemble-based organization is dedicated to providing a creative environment in which to collaborate and develop maverick theater. Theatre of NOTE’s staged reading series, establish to foster relationships with playwrights as they develop new works (with the hopes of producing these pieces on our stage).
  • Hollywood, CA
    Est. 1981. Theatre of NOTE is a democratic ensemble of L.A. theatre artists dedicated to creating high-caliber, original work that challenges both its ensemble and audiences. NOTE produces an average of four mainstage shows a year, with a focus on premiere productions — shows that are brand new to the world, to the West Coast, to California, or to Los Angeles. NOTE also produces the annual Hollywood Performance Marathon, the NOTEworthy new play development workshops, and our educational outreach program, the Young Writers Project.
  • Los Angeles, CA
    The mission of PlayGround-LA is to support the development of new local voices for the theatre. PlayGround-LA is L.A.’s leading playwright incubator, providing unique opportunities for the cultivation and development of early-career local playwrights and partnerships with leading professional directors, actors and theatres. Through the development of original short and full-length plays, PlayGround creates a microcosm of the greater theatre scene, supporting emerging playwrights’ experimentation and risk-taking, while helping them to hone their style and technique.
  • We are one of the only 100% democratically-led theater companies in Los Angeles, and our members pay no dues to remain a member. We believe theater is a collective art between the artists and the audience, and, as such, we are always seeking ways to reach out and bring theater to underserved populations.
  • Los Angeles, CA
    Scott Mauro is a Tony Award winning and Emmy nominated Producer. He has served as Producer and often Director for many of the entertainment industry’s most acclaimed, star-studded award galas, concerts, television specials, and Broadway shows. Before establishing his own production company in 1993, Scott Mauro Entertainment, Inc., Mauro was Director of Network Specials for Walt Disney Television serving as Executive Producer and Creative Director on all of Disney’s NBC specials.
  • Los Angeles, CA
    This award represents a unique collaboration between the prestigious Ucross Foundation in Wyoming, where artists from all disciplines have been supported by residencies since 1983, and The Blank Theatre in Hollywood, which has been developing new plays and new artists since 1990. The Future of Playwriting Prize will be given annually to an early-career playwright who personifies the future of theatre — someone whose voice will shape theatre for decades to come, and who will bring new thoughts and views to the American theatrical conversation. The winner will be awarded a $5,000 cash prize...