The DGF Fellows program is a year-long New York City-based intensive for professional dramatists who are looking to develop their existing work in the next level of their careers. The Fellows program is a free program hosted by the Dramatists Guild Foundation designed to eliminate historical barriers of entry for many emerging dramatists.
This cohort of playwrights, composers, lyricists, and librettists and book writers will work together under the guidance and leadership of prominent program chairs to develop their current work in pursuit of further development and production.
This year, the program will work as an accelerator program for dramatists with existing works still in their revision process. Within the structure of the program is a uniquely successful format of partnering playwrights and musical theater writers during the learning process. Fellows who are selected will receive a $5,000 scholarship, access to career resources, as well as the opportunity to partner with several arts organizations.
Additionally, the program provides its Fellows with one-on-one mentoring from accomplished professionals in the field who help them hone their process, find their unique voice, and revise and edit an existing work ready for development. At the end of the program, each Fellow will have an opportunity to participate in a presentation of their work for top theater professionals.