The Dramatists Guild of America
'A lot of very good plays are being written now. They're being produced; they're even being published. The only thing they're not is easier to write. Very few of them are being produced on Broadway, however. . . . The American theater has never been healthier. It's Broadway that's sick. The American Theater is no longer Broadway. It is Los Angeles, it is Seattle, it is Louisville, it is everywhere but the west side of midtown Manhattan.'
-- Terrence McNally
This section on the Dramatists Guild has been revised in the new paperback and e-book editions of Playwriting Seminars 2.0. Visit the DG Website (link below).
The Dramatists Guild is the professional association of American playwrights. It represents your interests particularly by developing standard contracts for commercial [Broadway] and non-commercial [Regional Theatre] productions of new plays. The Guild protects the rights of dramatists in relation to producers -- and more recently Directors.
While you're thinking about joining the Guild, you can get what you need to begin with through the . . .
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