Theater is not just my passion, it is also my community. I wake up grateful every day I am surrounded by people committed to creating stories that aim not only to entertain but to inspire. Why am I committed to strengthening this community to ensure more artists can tell their stories through the art and craft of writing? Because I believe live theater can reach us like no other art form.
In the spirit of community then, I am pleased to invite you to join the Dramatists Guild Foundation’s Write Stuff Society as an inaugural member. This is a new community within a community composed of our most committed allies. With your vital assistance in the past, DGF has been able to accomplish acts of generosity to write home about. Last year, DGF awarded $135,000 in Emergency funds to writers facing dire circumstances. That was because of you. The DGF Music Hall has saved writers $1 Million in rehearsal room fees since 2015. That was you, too.
It’s now time to take DGF to the next level. I am confident DGF is able to take on the considerable challenge of growing our programs even further. But in order to do so, we need you. We have the right team, the right strategy, and now we need The Write Stuff Society.
Please click here to learn about the benefits offered to members of The Write Stuff Society. We developed these recognition opportunities and private experiences to bring you inside DGF and give you a closer look at how integral your contributions are to the fabric of our cherished organization. I believe the most satisfying benefit is this: Your gift enhances the lives of playwrights, composers, lyricists, and bookwriters, and the vast and diverse audiences we reach. See what you do? You help a writer, they change the world. Simple and right. Or, as we are now saying, Write Stuff.
With your gift to The Write Stuff Society at any level, you are introducing more children to the craft of playwriting through the New Voices program; You are sending more Traveling Masters to arts communities across the nation to enrich the culture and craft; You are amplifying the voices of writers who shape our thinking for the better and inspire us to reach toward a more beautiful future. It’s easy to forget about writers; Our very task is for our words and music to fit so seamlessly into our pieces that it appears they spring from the minds of the characters themselves. But we are there. Starting with a blank piece of paper, a blank computer screen, an empty room. Always. Luckily for us, you’ve always been willing to write yourself into the story, too. Keep writing. Please.
I hope we can count you in as an inaugural member of The Write Stuff Society.
With warm regards,
President of the Board, DGF