Dramatists Legal Defense Fund
New videos from Banned Together 2020 are now available to view via the Dramatists Guild website. This series of events, presented by The Dramatists Guild Legal Defense Fund (DLDF) in partnership with The Dramatists Guild Political Engagement Initiative, included two online panel discussions highlighting BIPOC writers who have previously...
The DG and the DLDF proudly welcomed professors William Maxwell, Mary Helen Washington, and William J. Harris. This panel of esteemed scholars examined the nuanced legacies of playwrights Amiri Baraka and Alice Childress, and discussed the complicated reasons why those two writers are not part of the theatrical canon as we know it today.
Professor Jimmy Noriega moderated a panel of writers, including Elaine Romero and Alex Alpharaoh, discussing their own personal experiences with censorship, the challenges they faced, and their takeaways.
The Dramatists Guild offers congratulations to its members, Rick Elice and Marshall Brickman, as well as their Jersey Boys co-authors, Bob Crewe and Bob Gaudio, on their victory in the copyright case of Corbello v. Valli et al. The writers’ defense team was led with great expertise by David S. Korzenik, Esq., in a legal battle fought in the courts for over 13 grueling years, as depicted in ...
When the Guild established the Dramatists Legal Defense Fund (DLDF), part of its mission was to support and advocate for free expression in the theatre. This it did, with gusto, pushing back against cancellations at community theatres, professional theatres and schools across the country.