What are my obligations as a Dramatists Guild member?
When you join the Dramatists Guild of America, you are joining a voluntary membership association, not a labor union. As such, no one is required to join the Guild in order to have a work produced, and no one is entitled to be a Guild member, regardless of their production history. As a member - and as a condition of your continued membership in the organization - you are pledging to pay the Guild’s annual dues (including any additional assessments
that pertain to Broadway productions) and abide by all the other obligations and conditions that are specified under the Guild’s Constitution and Bylaws
. You are also promising to join your fellow members as part of a community of dramatists who are working together for your mutual protection and benefit.
As a member of the Dramatists Guild, am I also a member of the Authors Guild?
When you apply for membership to The Dramatists Guild, you are also applying for membership in The Authors League, not The Authors Guild. The Authors Guild is the professional association for novelists, short story writers, and poets. To acquire an ...
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 ...
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 ...
What is the fee for a Replacement Member Card?
The fee for a replacement Member Card is $4.00. To order a replacement Member Card, please login to your Dramatists Guild member account. Go to the Member Dashboard, click on the My Member tab, and locate the 'Member Card' button. There, you can ...