The Dramatists Guild Foundation protects the future of the American theater by nurturing the writers who create it. For over fifty years DGF has helped countless playwrights, composers, lyricists, and bookwriters by providing necessary tools, resources, and aid.

 

    "DGF helped me at a very crucial time—most every writer knows what I'm talking about: that knuckle-gnawing period between a commission and royalty check. Because of the Foundation, I was able to feed and shelter my piano (and myself) for a short, critical while."

    Michael John LaChiusa

    Hello, Again; Marie Christine; The Wild Party

    "I applied to the Foundation when I was in real and totally unromantic trouble. Help arrived speedily and quietly in the form of a grant, which allowed me to pay my rent. The Foundation does not dole out statues and plaques; it gives people help when people need help."

    Will Eno

    Pulitzer Prize finalist for Thom Pain (based on nothing)

    "The Dramatists Guild Foundation is there to catch you when you fall. Jobless and unable to pay my rent, I thought I had nowhere to turn, but then I applied for an emergency grant from the DGF. With its financial support, the Dramatists Guild Fund helped me get through one of the toughest times of my career."

    Katori Hall

    2010 Olivier Award winner for The Mountaintop

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DGF Named one of Playbill’s 21 Theater-Related Charities to Donate to on #GivingTuesday
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DGF Named one of Playbill’s 21 Theater-Related Charities to Donate to on #GivingTuesday

Dramatists Guild Foundation

For over 50 years, the Dramatists Guild Foundation has supported playwrights, composers, lyricists, and bookwriters to, in turn, support the creation of new work for the American theater. Through Traveling Masters, DGF provides free writing classes and workshops around the country; through Fellows, up-and-coming writers gain professional experience and forge relationships with seasoned mentors; the Music Hall provides free space and equipment for writing; and grants fund writers and their projects. Alumni of the Foundation’s many programs include Tony and Oscar winners Benj Pasek and Justin Paul, Tony winner Jason Robert Brown, Pulitzer Prize winner Paula Vogel, and many more.

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Traveling Master Caridad Svich Comes to Virginia DGFund.org

Traveling Master Caridad Svich Comes to Virginia

Caridad Svich (12 Ophelias, Magnificent Waste) leads a post-show Q&A of Blood Wedding at Mary Baldwin University (301 Deming Drive, Bottom Floor, Deming Fine Arts Center, Staunton, VA) on February 18 at 9:30 PM as part of The Dramatists Guild Foundation’s Traveling Masters Program.

Steve Yockey kicks off DGF’s Traveling Masters Program in 2017 DGFund.org

Steve Yockey kicks off DGF’s Traveling Masters Program in 2017

Steve Yockey (Very Still & Hard to See, Blackberry Winter) joins the Dramatists Guild Foundation’s Traveling Masters Program to work with student writers and offer feedback on their plays at Mesa Community College on February 16 & 17, during the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival.

Meet The Fellows Khiyon Hursey Medium

Meet The Fellows Khiyon Hursey

Khiyon Hursey is a songwriter and musical theater composer based in New York City. A 2014 graduate of Berklee College of Music with a degree in Songwriting, he served as music assistant on the off-Broadway and Broadway productions of Hamilton, the American Repertory Theater production of Witness Uganda and its off-Broadway, retitled update Invisible Thread at Second Stage Theater.

 
 

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  • DGF Named one of Playbill’s 21 Theater-Related Charities to Donate to on #GivingTuesday

    Dramatists Guild Foundation

    For over 50 years, the Dramatists Guild Foundation has supported playwrights, composers, lyricists, and bookwriters to, in turn, support the creation of new work for the American theater. Through Traveling Masters, DGF provides free writing classes and workshops around the country; through Fellows, up-and-coming writers gain professional experience and forge relationships with seasoned mentors; the Music Hall provides free space and equipment for writing; and grants fund writers and their projects. Alumni of the Foundation’s many programs include Tony and Oscar winners Benj Pasek and Justin Paul, Tony winner Jason Robert Brown, Pulitzer Prize winner Paula Vogel, and many more.

  • DGF Elects New Vice President Kevin Hager

    The Dramatists Guild Foundation Board of Directors is proud to announce it has just elected Kevin Hager to be its new Vice President. Mr. Hager is the Managing Director of Understood.org and Vice President and Chief Digital Officer of the National Center for Learning Disabilities (NCLD).

  • 2017-18 Fellows Applications Extended

    The Dramatists Guild Foundation and Program Chairs Michael Korie, Laurence O’Keefe, and Diana Son announce applications for the 2017-18 DGF Fellows Program are now open and encourage playwrights, composers, lyricists, and bookwriters to apply.

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