What happens if I have a Broadway show?
First and foremost, every member of the Guild submits their membership dues by paying a fixed amount each year. However, Guild members with a first-class production or tour submit member dues by agreeing to pay a small royalty on these particular productions. These dues are called "assessments." Members such as Richard Rodgers, Arthur Miller, Tennessee Williams, Lillian Hellman, Lorraine Hansberry, Maya Angelou, Marsha Norman, Stephen Schwartz, Young Jean Lee, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Doug Wright, and more have paid their membership dues by paying assessments.
For more information on assessments and the structure of these payments, please visit our Assessments
What kind of a contract do I use for Broadway shows and/or First Class Tours?
Guild members are required to use the Guild’s Approved Production Contract for all First Class productions (i.e. Broadway and equivalent productions throughout the U.S., Canada and London’s West End). These agreements are subject to the Guild’s ...
Can the staff of the Guild help me get tickets to Broadway shows?
For more information on the ticket programs that we offer nationwide, please visit our Tickets page.
Can I mail a check in order to pay my membership dues?
Absolutely. To do so, mail a check or money order to 1501 Broadway #701, New York, NY, 10036. Please make out any check or money order to The Dramatists Guild.
Do I need my Member Card to take advantage of the Playwrights Welcome Program?
You must show your Member Card to prove you are a member and take advantage of the Playwrights Welcome Program. Photos of your Member Card are not valid at Playwrights Welcome, even though they are valid for a play submission. If you have lost your ...
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, ...