<p>Anne Washburn (<em>Mr. Burns, The Internationalist</em>) with students at Central Washington University</p>

Anne Washburn (Mr. Burns, The Internationalist) with students at Central Washington University


The Dramatists Guild Fund has been a resource to dramatists and non-profit theaters for over fifty years, providing aid and offering educational programs to countless individuals.


    "The Fund helped me at a very crucial time—most every writer knows what I'm talking about: that knuckle-gnawing period between a commission and royalty check. Because of the Fund, I was able to feed and shelter my piano (and myself) for a short, critical while."

    Michael John LaChiusa

    Hello, Again; Marie Christine; The Wild Party

    "I applied to the Fund when I was in real and totally unromantic trouble. Help arrived speedily and quietly in the form of a grant, which allowed me to pay my rent. The Fund does not dole out statues and plaques; it gives people help when people need help."

    Will Eno

    Pulitzer Prize finalist for Thom Pain (based on nothing)

    "The Dramatists Guild Fund is there to catch you when you fall. Jobless and unable to pay my rent, I thought I had nowhere to turn, but then I applied for an emergency grant from the DGF. With its financial support, the Dramatists Guild Fund helped me get through one of the toughest times of my career."

    Katori Hall

    2010 Olivier Award winner for The Mountaintop


Continuing DGF’s Legacy
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Continuing DGF’s Legacy

Andrew Lippa, President of the Dramatists Guild Fund, joins Gretchen Cryer for a conversation about her ten years as DGF’s President and how we continue evolving to serve the modern dramatist.

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Meet the Fellows: Brandon James Gwinn Medium

Meet the Fellows: Brandon James Gwinn

Brandon James Gwinn is the composer of Underwear A Space Musical which premiered in the 2008 New York International Fringe Festival and was an invited production at the 2012 American College Theatre Festival. His music and lyrics for Matchmaker Matchmaker I’m Willing to Settle premiered at Club Oberon part of the American Repertory Theatre in Boston and the 2011 New York Musical Theatre Festival.

Meet the Fellows: Jonathan Payne Medium

Meet the Fellows: Jonathan Payne

Jonathan Payne recently received a 2015 Princess Grace Playwriting Fellowship. His previous play, The Briar Patch, received the 2014 Holland New Voices Award from the Great Plains Theatre Conference.

Meet the Fellows: EllaRose Chary Medium

Meet the Fellows: EllaRose Chary

ELLAROSE CHARY is an award-winning New York-based writer and is thrilled to be a 2015–16 Dramatists Guild Fellow. She is currently working on COTTON CANDY AND COCAINE (Ars Nova Uncharted), PATRIETTES (The Tank’s TV Writing Program), and a new investigative piece in The Civilians R & D Group.


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