<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


A Conversation with Terrence McNally
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A Conversation with Terrence McNally

Terrence McNally shares insights and inspirations from a lifetime of writing for the theater at a recent Traveling Masters event in Dallas, TX.

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2016-17 Fellows Applications Open Online DGFund.org

2016-17 Fellows Applications Open Online

The Dramatists Guild Fund, Dramatists Guild of America, and Program Chairs Michael Korie, Laurence O’Keefe, and Diana Son announce applications for the 2016-17 Dramatists Guild Fellows Program are now open and encourage playwrights, composers and lyricists to apply.

DGF Traveling Master Madeleine George DGFund.org

DGF Traveling Master Madeleine George

Madeleine George, Pulitzer Prize finalist for "The (curious case of the) Watson Intelligence," will be the first Traveling Master for the Dramatists Guild Fund in 2016.

Meet the Fellows: Stacey Rose Medium

Meet the Fellows: Stacey Rose

Stacey Rose is a proud mom, theatre artist, and filmmaker from Charlotte, NC by way of Elizabeth, NJ. She holds an MFA in Dramatic Writing from NYU Tisch School of the Arts were she was honored with the NYU Grey Gallery Prize in collaboration with The Studio Museum of Harlem for her short play My Pet, the 2015 Outstanding Writing for Stage playwriting award, was a 2014–15 Future Screenwriter Fellow, and was a 2015 Fusion Film Festival finalist for her script television pilot Up-And-Coming.


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