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.