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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.


Bloomington Playwrights Project
The Woodward/Newman Drama Award is named after Paul Newman and Joanne Woodward in honor of their many great dramas together. Prize: $3,000 and full production. Entrance fee is waived for Dramatists Guild members
Anna Zornio Memorial Children's Theatre Playwriting Award
Est. 1979. Quadrennial cash/production award for unproduced, unpublished children's work for residents of U.S. and Canada. Work from all ages welcome, with no more than three submissions per playwright. No mail submissions.
Jewish Writers Roundtable
The Festival will perform staged readings of 6 diverse comedies and dramas with the underlying theme "FREEDOM" on Thursday, May 11, 2017 between the celebration of Passover and Shavuot. We look for contemporary or period comedies and dramas with unique views, interesting characters, and thought-provoking stories. Playwrights chosen for performance, directors, and actors will receive remuneration. Plays will be performed by professional actors and directed by the playwright or a professional director. Playwrights shall indicate their option in submission letter. Directors are responsible for casting. Previously produced plays are acceptable. Plays chosen will be announced in March 2017. Plays should contain significant Jewish themes, characters, content, or points of view. Do not focus on Holocaust plays (stories that deal directly with the history of the Shoah, its survivors and their children, or the World War II period more generally). Please do not submit "ethnically stereotypical comedy" along the lines of Yiddisehe mammeh stories, Bubbe''s Favorite Recipe, "Jewtopia", or coming back from the dead. Plays must be in English or have an English translation with a credit for the translator. In your letter of submission please provide a brief synopsis/summary of your play suitable for use in the program. Limit plays to a cast of 5 characters (unless doubling is indicated). No special lighting or sound effects. Hard copy submissions only. Playwrights may submit only one script. Format: Author's name, address, phone number, and email address on title page. Second page: Cast and description of characters and setting. Third page: first page of play. Include title and page numbers on every page.