I am not a playwright, composer, theatre writer, etc. However, I still wish to use the services of the Guild. How can I do that?
Firstly, thank you for your interest in the Dramatists Guild and in our mission to support theatre artists as a whole!
Secondly, it ultimately depends on who you are, as that will affect on how you're able to use the services of the Guild.
If you are a theatre, please visit our Theatres
landing page for more information on how you can benefit from the Guild.
If you are an agent or a manager, feel free to visit our Agent or Manager
landing page. Also, it would be beneficial to consider becoming a Business Subscriber
to access certain benefits of the Dramatists Guild.
If you are an educator, please visit our Theatre Educators
landing page for more information. For more information on how you can educate others on the importance of intellectual property, please refer to our #DontChangeTheWords
Can the Dramatists Guild review contracts from international production companies or publishers?
Business Affairs is happy to review contracts members receive from international companies as long as they are unsigned and pertain to the member’s role as a writer for the theatre. However, because the industry standards and laws vary between ...
Can I use a Dramatists Guild sample contract for an international production?
Our sample contracts were not written to apply to laws outside of the United States. You may have luck using them as a starting point, but we ultimately recommend contacting the other country’s writers’ guild or hiring a personal attorney with ...
I need some financial advice. Can the Guild help me?
The Guild only offers business advice regarding your Playwriting career. However, as a member of the Guild, you have access to the programs and services of the Actors Fund. Please use their Managing Money and Financial Assistance pages, as they ...
Does the Dramatists Guild provide health insurance?
When we made the decision to own our own copyright, we also made a decision on what kind of organization we are. The Dramatists Guild is a trade organization. Under federal law, we are not considered employees, but property owners. Therefore, we are ...