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2021 DG Year In Review: 102 Years of Advocating for Playwrights, Composers, Lyricists, and Librettists

The Dramatists Guild of America is the national, professional membership trade association of theatre writers including playwrights, composers, lyricists, and librettists. The Guild was established for the purpose of aiding dramatists in protecting both the artistic and economic integrity of their work.  In our 2021 Year in Review, we look back upon the past year's advocacy initiatives, legislative updates, institutional partnerships, DG statements, professional development events,...
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Creative Economy Revitalization Act: A Bill for Arts Workers

On Friday, August 13, 2021, U.S. Representatives Teresa Leger Fernández (D-NM) and Jay Obernolte (R-CA), introduced the bipartisan Creative Economy Revitalization Act. The Senate companion of the Creative Economy Revitalization Act will be introduced by U.S. Senator Ben Ray Luján (D-NM). This bill would help revamp the creative economy through the creation of a workforce grants program to employ artists and writers to create publicly available art.  ...
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Places Please Project Fund Will Provide Rental Relief for Theatre Workers

The newly founded Places Please Project will provide rental relief for theatrical workers, including dramatists, by April 2022. Applications will open in September 2021.  Due to the unprecedented theatrical shutdown, New York City arts workers in all aspects of the theatre industry have been out of work since March of 2020; many  are struggling to pay their rent. The Places Please Project has committed to providing housing...
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Press Release: "Dear Mr. President and Madam Vice President" Historic Letter Writing Campaign

ON THE EVE OF A NEW ADMINISTRATION MORE THAN 200 AMERICAN THEATRE WRITERS URGE BIDEN/HARRIS ADMINISTRATION TO SUPPORT THE ARTS IN MASSIVE LETTER WRITING CAMPAIGN, PART OF BE AN #ARTSHERO’S ARTS WORKERS UNITE: 100 DAYS OF ART AND ACTIVISM, ORGANIZED IN PARTNERSHIP WITH THE DRAMATISTS GUILD OF AMERICA. LETTER WRITERS INCLUDE: LYNN AHRENS, AMANDA GREEN, ADAM GWON, ALESHEA HARRIS, RAJIV JOSEPH, LISA KRON, ANAÏS MITCHELL, MARSHA NORMAN, ROBERT O’HARA, THERESA REBECK...