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The Dramatists Guild has created this fully searchable database (affectionately known as the RDO - Resource Directory Online) for their members. Using this tool DG members are able to bookmark listings, set up email reminders and search the resources by a plethora of criteria. It is now even easier for you to submit your play or musical to hundreds of resource listings.


When we moved our printed directory to an entirely online platform in 2014, we wanted to provide the most accurate information in the Resource Directory Online, "RDO". The digital platform allows us to update information on an almost daily basis. However, over the past year, our members have often asked for us to offer a printed version. We understand that there's something familiar and comforting about flipping through a notebook and making notes in the margins, therefore we have designed this new 8½ x 11 inch spiral-bound, print-at-your-request edition. We'll still be keeping all updated listings on our website in the RDO, free-of-charge to members.

We are updating the Resource Directory. It will be available for purchase soon!

The Dramatists Guild Resource Directory is the only annual professional reference guide for working playwrights, composers, lyricists and librettists. It is the official reference for the Dramatists Guild and contains listings of theaters, playwriting opportunities, writer resources, programs in playwriting, and more. Additional featured content includes:

- Suggest Formats for Plays and Musicals
- Business Affairs Representation FAQ
- Business Affairs Copyright FAQ
- DG Sample Contract Guide
- Agency, From the Desk of Gary Garrison
- The Road Less Traveled: Unconventional Paths to Production
- The Art of the Synopsis

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Listed below are three sample opportunities with upcoming deadlines, pulled at random from the more than 900 entries in the full RDO. To find specific opportunities click the SEARCH DIRECTORY button which provides you with a range of search parameters.


Essential Theatre Playwriting Award
The annual Essential Theatre Playwriting Award is for unproduced plays by current Georgia residents only. The winner will be given a cash prize of $600 and a full production.
Geva Theatre Center
Est. 1972. We produce work that celebrates the human experience. Productions, readings, workshops of classics, musicals, new works. For playwrights without representation, we accept scripts from January 1 to April 30. Playwrights with professional representation may have their agents send full manuscripts at any time.
SLU Playwriting Competition
Seeking original, unpublished, full-length plays geared for a university cast and audience. The winner will receive a full production, transportation to and from Hammond, Louisiana to attend the production, and up to two nights housing while attending the play.