This event is limited to a small group and is for Guild members only. Do not sign up unless you can attend.


Eastern Time: 6:30pm – 8:30pm

Central Time: 5:30pm – 7:30pm

Mountain Time: 4:30pm– 6:30pm

Pacific Time: 3:30pm – 5:30pm


Theater contracts can be overwhelming. What key standards do they express? How should they be used? What happens if a theater/producer pushes back? What do the terms in the contracts mean? How can you use your contract as a force for good? 


At our interactive Contract Coaching session, we'll work with a small group of dramatists to work through their questions discuss recent contract experiences and ways for each writer to feel more conformable in saying "yes" or "no" to specific deals.


The event will be conducted by Ralph Sevush, DG's Executive Director of Business Affairs, and moderated by Emmanuel Wilson, DG's Executive Director of Creative Affairs and Membership.


This event is a working session limited to 35 writers. Each writer must submit one question about a contracts or negotiating a contract when they register. While we will attempt to answer all submitted questions, the interactive nature of the event may prevent that outcome.

The Dramatists Guild is committed to ensuring inclusive and accessible programming. Please email with any questions in regard to accessibility, including your own accessibility requirements. By registering for this event, you agree that you will comply with the Dramatists Guild Code of Conduct for Community Spaces, located at Failure to do so may result in removal from the meeting.

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