DG Impact Surveys


Member feedback has a direct impact on the theatre industry.


DG Compensation Survey

Launching March 2023

How much compensation should a playwright, composer, lyricist, or librettist expect from a commission?
F rom a production? How much money should a writer ask for when negotiating a contract?
 How long should a writer wait to get paid?

Join us and take the Dramatists Guild Compensation Survey in March 2023 to add your narrative to DG's first ever wide-ranging survey exploring what dramatists are paid and how they derive their income. It’s time for answers. It’s time to tell our story.


DG Authors Coalition Survey

Please Submit by January 31, 2023

Help us, help you. Your response translates into money that the Guild receives on behalf of all dramatists, which means more resources for us to use to educate and advocate for the rights and opportunities available to all theatrical writers in the United States, including Guild members.

As in years past, the Dramatists Guild continues to work with the Authors Coalition of America to compensate American playwrights, composers, lyricists, and librettists for non-title specific royalties earned from the photocopying abroad of published works. Your prompt and accurate answers will determine how much money we receive in the coming year.