The Real World: Theater Edition: Tools for Today’s Playwright

Here is a handy-dandy list of resources for playwrights out there to keep up with theater news/issues, get advice on their rights, get professional development, grants, fellowships, and find out about other playwriting submission opportunities. Enjoy! And let me know if there’s something you would add!

San Francisco Theater Pub

Barbara Jwanouskos is bringing a more writer-focused bent to her column, and starts the transition with a link packed tool-box for today’s Fresh Off the Grad School playwright.

If you’re a playwright out there trying to write, make connections and get produced, there are a couple resources you should be aware of that might make it a bit easier for you. I’ve put together a mini guide to memberships you may want to consider and a couple sites online where you can read and participate in discussions involving theater.

The Dramatists Guild
Playwrights don’t have a union like screenwriters and TV writers do, but they do have the Dramatists Guild and when it comes to issues of legality, the Dramatists Guild is an excellent resource for playwrights, composers, and librettists. It has been around for over 80 years and has over 6,000 members nationwide. As a member, you receive a…

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