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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.

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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.


Kleban Award
Award to lyricists and librettists working in the American musical theater.
New Voices One-Act Play Competition
Youth PLAYS New Voices One-Act Play Competition is designed to encourage young writers to create new works for the stage. Cash Prize. The New Voices One-Act Play Competition is open for young playwrights 19 and under.
La MaMa Playwright Retreat
Est. 2007. Come with nothing and leave with a play; participants are asked to arrive with a clean slate, and over the course of the workshop, writers will develop new, complete scripts.