Each year, the Dramatists Guild Fund provides emergency aid to over 30 writers in need and nurtures emerging playwrights, lyricists, and composers through an immersive nine-month development program
"Our grants to non-profit theaters across the country are an important part of our mission to nurture writers at all stages of their careers. Every year, we are inspired by organizations that keep dramatists at the heart of their work and build their communities through theater." Gretchen Cryer
The Traveling Masters Program has provided over 10,000 students and professionals with workshops and master classes in writing.
The Legacy Project, a documentary series featuring some of America’s most esteemed dramatists, is used in classrooms across the country.
The Dramatists Guild Fund is the public charity arm of the Dramatists Guild of America. Its mission is to aid and nurture writers for the theater; to fund non-profit theaters producing contemporary American works; and to heighten awareness, appreciation, and support of theater across the country.
The Dramatists Guild Fund depends heavily on individual contributions from theater enthusiasts across the country in order to carry out its mission. Each year, DGF provides emergency grants to writers facing illness or other unforeseen circumstances, awards grants to nonprofit theaters, reaches out to the public with educational programming, and creates writing development opportunities for dramatists at various stages in their career.
In January of 2008, the Dramatists Guild Fund was re-classified as a 501(c)3 public charity, enabling it to expand its reach through new initiatives such as The Legacy Project, a video series that documents and preserves the creative process of America’s most esteemed dramatists and Traveling Masters, a national outreach program bringing esteemed writers into communities for writing workshops and public symposia.
Based in New York, the Dramatists Guild of America has a long history of service to playwrights, lyricists, librettists and composers for the theater. Since its inception, the Dramatists Guild membership has included a broad cross-section of writers for the American stage, including legendary talents whose names are synonymous with Broadway, Off-Broadway and American Theater. To learn more about the Guild or to become a member, visit www.dramatistsguild.com.