The Dramatists Guild of America (USA)

The Dramatists Guild of America was established over eighty years ago, and is the only professional association which advances the interests of playwrights, composers, lyricists and librettists writing for the living stage. The Guild has over 6,000 members nationwide, from beginning writers to the most prominent authors represented on Broadway, Off-Broadway and in regional theaters.

The Dramatists Guild of America was established for the purpose of aiding dramatists in protecting both the artistic and economic integrity of their work. To that end, the Guild maintains model contracts for all levels of productions, (including Broadway, regional and smaller theaters) and encourages its members to use these contracts when negotiating with producers.

In addition to its contract services, the Guild acts as an aggressive public advocate for dramatists’ interests and assists dramatists’ in developing both their artistic and business skills through its publications, which are distributed nationally, and the educational programs which it sponsors around the country.