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Massachuessets Cultural Council

The Massachusetts Cultural Council (MCC) is a state agency that promotes excellence, access, education and diversity in the arts, humanities, and interpretive sciences to improve the quality of life for all Massachusetts residents and contribute to the economic vitality of our communities.

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The American Voices New Play Institute at Arena Stage

A center for research and development of effective practices, programs, and processes for new-play development in the American theater. The institute’s programs are designed to test and develop promising advances in new-play development around the country, with the intention of developing the infrastructure for new plays and new voices nationwide.

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Dramatists Guild

A professional association established to advance the interests of playwrights, composers, lyricists and librettists writing for the living stage.

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Dramatists Sourcebook

Published by the Theatre Communications Group, the Sourcebook is fully revised and updated every two years. The current edition contains over 900 opportunities for playwrights, translators, composers, lyricists and librettists, including script-submission procedures for 340 professional theatres and 120 prizes. Also included are scores of publishers, fellowships, residencies and developmental programs, and listings of literary agents, service organizations, state art agencies and reference publications.

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En Avant Playwrights Board

An online bulletin board featuring submission opportunities for playwrights.

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New Play Map

A new project attempting to build a map of new play events across the globe. Add your own events to the map!

NYC Playwrights

A website and blog that provides submission opportunities for playwrights. Open to writers in all locales.

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The O'Neill Theatre Center National Playwrights Conference

The National Playwrights Conference, led by Artistic Director Wendy C. Goldberg, supports playwrights during the creation and development of new play projects. 

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Playwrights Foundation

Founded in 1976 by Robert Woodruff, the Playwrights Foundation is now recognized as one of the top six new play development centers in the country, and the only one of its scope on the West Coast, serving writers at all levels of career placement and artistic maturity.

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Playwright Submission Binge

An online community of more than 600 writers focused on marketing for playwrights, run by Patrick Gabridge.

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U.S. Copyright Office

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