Rachel Routh

Executive Director

For more than a decade, Rachel Routh has shaped and developed the Dramatist Guild Foundation as Executive Director, transforming and accelerating the scope and impact of the organization.

Under her leadership, DGF has become a national leader supporting and funding playwrights, composers, lyricists, and librettists. An accomplished team builder, her forward-thinking and collaborative approach has led to local and nationwide initiatives providing direct resources to dramatists so they can create their life changing art.

Thanks to this growth, DGF now provides more than $1 Million annually in awards, grants, and stipends to dramatists and saves writers more than $1 Million annually via its free rehearsal spaces. Working with the Board, Routh has championed financial stability for DGF, so that the future of this important work can continue. This work includes critical investment in all the voices that make up the American Theater and a commitment to creating safe spaces for artists to create.

Routh came to the Foundation after working as a non-profit and commercial arts consultant in management, marketing and fundraising. Through her own firm, she has worked with writers and non-profit organizations to produce films, special events and performances throughout New York City. Routh also has a background in commercial theater production with Amanda Lipitz Productions.

She received her undergraduate degree from DePauw University and her M.S. in Nonprofit Management from Columbia University. A certified fundraising executive (CFRE), Rachel also completed INSEAD’s Management Acceleration Programme.

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