MembershipJoin the Guild
Thank you for starting your Dramatists Guild membership application. No payment is required until after your membership application has been reviewed and approved. Once approved, The Dramatists Guild will send a request for payment of your membership dues. Please anticipate 7-14 business days after your application is received before you are approved. You can begin accessing member benefits after you pay your membership dues.
Your application is successfully submitted only when you are taken to a confirmation screen after you press “Submit Your Application” AND receive an email confirmation from the Guild. Otherwise, your application has NOT been successfully submitted.
Do you have questions about Guild membership?
Visit HERE for more information.
Have you ever been a member of the Guild in the past?
This application is only for those who have never been a member of the Guild. If you were once a member and wish to reinstate your membership, visit HERE.
What are my obligations as a DG member?
When you join the Dramatists Guild of America, you are joining a voluntary membership association, not a labor union. As such, no one is required to join the Guild in order to have a work produced and no one is entitled to be a Guild member, regardless of their production history. As a member, and as a condition of your continued membership in the organization, you are pledging to pay the Guild’s annual dues, including any additional assessments that pertain to Broadway productions, and abide by all the other obligations and conditions that are specified under the Guild’s Constitution and Bylaws. You are also promising to join your fellow members as part of a community of dramatists that are working together for your mutual protection and benefit.
What must I submit with my application?
YOU MUST SUBMIT SUPPORTING MATERIALS TO VALIDATE YOUR POSITION AS A WRITER FOR THE THEATRE. A THEATRICAL RESUME OR CV IS NOT ALLOWED TO BE SUBMITTED AS A YOUR SOLE SUPPORTING MATERIAL. THE BURDEN OF PROOF IS ON THE APPLICANT. IT IS NOT THE RESPONSIBILITY OF THE GUILD TO RESEARCH YOUR WRITING OR PRODUCTION HISTORY. YOU MAY SUBMIT THE FOLLOWING:
For Those Applying for the Member Level ($130):
Eligible applicants have had a production performed in front of a paying audience OR a script published by a recognizable/known publishing/licensing house. Please submit a program, poster, a review link or a link to the published work. A clear photo of the published work is acceptable.
For Those Applying for the Associate Member Level ($90):
Eligible applicants have written a completed script. Please submit the completed script with your name on the cover page or a program from a reading or workshop. A program is preferred.
For Those Applying for a Student Discount (50% OFF):
We have no student members only student discounts. Active students must meet the above requirements for their respective level, submit proof of active student status AND submit the appropriate member level supporting materials. Students must provide a graduation date when filling out the application. Students can apply for any level they choose and receive a 50% discount on dues for the duration of their education.
Accepted File Formats for Supporting Materials:
You may submit .doc, .pdf, .jpeg, or .tiff files. Do not submit proprietary file formats such as Final Draft.
Have questions? Please email firstname.lastname@example.org