Our Mission

The Dramatists Guild Fund has been a resource to dramatists and nonprofit theaters for more than fifty years, providing aid and offering educational programs to countless individuals.

 
 

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.

 

Advisory Council

Lee Adams

Mark Hollmann

Stephen Schwartz

Susan Birkenhead

Tina Howe

Ralph Sevush

Charles Fuller

Arthur Kopit

John Patrick Shanley

Gary Garrison

Donald Margulies

Neil Simon

Joanne Halev

Lynn Nottage

Kara Unterberg

Sheldon Harnick

Polly Pen

John Weidman

356 W 40th St, 2nd Floor New York, NY 10018
Tel: (212) 391-8384
Email: info@dgfund.org
 
 
 
 
Latest News
  • DGF Elects New Vice President Kevin Hager

    The Dramatists Guild Fund Board of Directors is proud to announce it has just elected Kevin Hager to be its new Vice President. Mr. Hager is the Managing Director of Understood.org and Vice President and Chief Digital Officer of the National Center for Learning Disabilities (NCLD).

  • 2017-18 Fellows Applications Extended

    The Dramatists Guild Fund and Program Chairs Michael Korie, Laurence O’Keefe, and Diana Son announce applications for the 2017-18 Dramatists Guild Fellows Program are now open and encourage playwrights, composers and lyricists to apply.

  • Traveling Master Caridad Svich Comes to Virginia

    Caridad Svich (12 Ophelias, Magnificent Waste) leads a post-show Q&A of Blood Wedding at Mary Baldwin University (301 Deming Drive, Bottom Floor, Deming Fine Arts Center, Staunton, VA) on February 18 at 9:30 PM as part of The Dramatists Guild Fund’s Traveling Masters Program.

  • Steve Yockey kicks off DGF’s Traveling Masters Program in 2017

    Steve Yockey (Very Still & Hard to See, Blackberry Winter) joins the Dramatists Guild Fund’s Traveling Masters Program to work with student writers and offer feedback on their plays at Mesa Community College on February 16 & 17, during the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival.

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