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Dramatists Guild Reveals New Playwriting Initiative

The new ‘End of Play’ program aims to encourage playwrights to create new works in collaboration with communities in the month of March.

NEW YORK CITY: The Dramatists Guild of America has announced that March will be “End of Play” month, launching a new program with the aim of sparking the creation of new work and the forging of community bonds.

In a model similar to National Novel Writing Month in November (also known as “NaNoWriMo“), the Guild program will connect each participating writer with a local “End of Play” organizer. The partnered writer and organizer will set a goal for the month, sharing weekly updates on their progress with the defined community. Suggested goals include writing a new full-length play or musical, creating multiple new one-act plays or musicals, or completing a second draft of an existing work. At the end of March, participants may be invited to a local party in their region to celebrate their writing.

The program is open to all writers, no matter their Guild affiliation. Those interested in becoming either a participating writer or a local organizer may go to Dramatists Guild’s “End of Play” page to sign up for updates.

The Dramatists Guild, originally a subcommittee of the Authors Guild, was founded in 1919 with the mission of helping dramatists protect the integrity of their work.

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