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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.

RESOURCE DIRECTORY - PRINT ON DEMAND

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

Submit Now

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.

 

Babes With Blades - Joining Sword and Pen
The winner receives the Margaret W. Martin Award: the play undergoes development via BWBTC's Fighting Words program prior to premiering as part of an upcoming BWBTC season, and the playwright receives a $1,000 cash prize.
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The Edward F. Albee Foundation
Est. 1966. The Edward F. Albee Foundation exists to serve writers and visual artists from all walks of life, by providing time and space in which to work without disturbance. Residencies of 4 - 6 weeks (mid May - mid October) in Montauk, NY, for writers and visual artists.
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Appalachian Festival of Plays & Playwrights
Est. 2001 . Plays must be either written by a playwright living in Appalachia (from New York to Alabama) or the play must contain Appalachian setting/themes. Must be unproduced/unpublished. The playwrights of the selected plays will each receive $250 plus transportation and housing so that they may attend their reading.
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