"The Dramatists Guild Fund is there to catch you when you fall...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

"I applied to the Fund when I was in real and totally unromantic trouble...The Fund 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 Fund 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."
Michael John LaChuisa
(Hello, Again; Marie Christine; The Wild Party)

    • Aiding and nurturing writers for the theater
    • Funding non-profit theaters producing contemporary American works
    • Reaching out to the public with education programs to heighten awareness, appreciation, and support of theater across the country.

    Magic to Do at DGF's Great Writers Thank Their Lucky Stars Gala

DGF Wins the Ellen Stewart Award for Stewardship

"We are so honored to receive this year's Ellen Stewart Award for Stewardship," states Dramatists Guild Fund Executive Director Rachel Routh. "For over 50 years, the Dramatists Guild Fund's mission has been to nurture and support writers at all stages of their careers, and this award puts the spotlight not only on our work but the fundamental truth that the future of theater depends on the endurance of its writers."


Great Writers Thank Their Lucky Stars at the Dramatist Guild Fund's Annual Gala

Thirteen leading members of the Dramatists Guild took the stage at the Edison Ballroom Oct. 21 for what one of them, Stephen Sondheim, complimented as "a fundraiser that's something I'd like to go to." Great Writers Thank Their Lucky Stars consisted of Guild members introducing those lucky stars to the lucky audience for a song or scene to benefit the Dramatists Guild Fund.

DGF Provides Relief for Theaters Affected by Sandy

The Dramatists Guild Fund provided more than $40,000 in emergency recovery grants to theaters affected by Superstorm Sandy. Theaters in downtown Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, and New Jersey have been awarded grants to help them rebuild and move on with their seasons.