As a member of Directors Gathering (DG), you’ll have access to a community of directors and collaborators that fuel development, encourage meaningful connections and value the process-based work of directing.
Select a Membership Type below to learn more:
All memberships are annual. Memberships commence in January and are valid until December 31 of that same year.
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Frequently Asked Questions
How does the membership work?
All (DG) memberships will begin and be eligible for renewal in January. The membership cycle for all (DG) memberships begins in January and will be valid until December 31. All memberships are renewable on an annual basis. Early registration may become available prior to January 1 for the membership year.
What’s new for (DG) members in 2024?
More programs will be available exclusively to (DG) members throughout the year, while the (DG) Convening takes a pause in 2024. The (DG) Convening is expected to return in 2025.
What elements of the (DG) membership are staying the "same" in 2024?
Overall, the (DG) Membership is incorporating more sustainable ways to allow for better curation of the virtual spaces and to allow a streamlined way of communicating with other members and the (DG) Team. A list of the (DG) Membership opportunities and benefits that will continue and expand this year are below:
What types of programs are offered?
(DG) offers programs for professional directors at various stages in their careers. Programming includes professional training, networking and directing labs, where directors can share their work and processes. For a comprehensive list and description of (DG) programming, visit the Programs section of the (DG) website.
I'M NOT A DIRECTOR. CAN I JOIN DIRECTORS GATHERING?
Yes, and you're not alone! In 2020 we created our Collaborator Membership tier, which is perfect for those who do not identify as theatre directors, but who want to participate more intimately in the director-centric programming of Directors Gathering. Collaborator members are typically artists, designers, technicians, stage managers, arts administrators and/or other folx who sponsor artists and arts organizations. Find out more about the perks you'll receive as a Collaborator member here.
I’m not a member. Can I still attend (DG) events and programs?
(DG) creates programs and events primarily for the benefit of its members, however, non-members may attend select programs and events for a fee or at no cost. Sign up here for the e-newsletter to learn more about upcoming programs and events.
HOW DO I SIGN UP FOR (DG) PROGRAMS AND EVENTS?
(DG)’S PROGRAMS USED TO BE FREE. WHY DO I HAVE TO PAY FOR A MEMBERSHIP NOW?
The success of (DG) is due in great part to your continued interest in the programming and events that the organization has been offering for years and we are deeply appreciative of the support. 5 years after its founding, (DG) designed a professional membership program. Our goal in this endeavor is to offer targeted programming for our members, at various stages in their careers and the development of their craft.
I DON'T LIVE IN THE PHILADELPHIA REGION. IS THE (DG) MEMBERSHIP AVAILABLE TO ME?
Absolutely! Since 2020, the (DG) programming model pivoted to meet the needs of the moment and, most importantly, the (DG) members. At that point, the virtual (DG) membership was born and has been the primary operation of the membership and programming since March of 2020. (DG) plans to continue to offer the virtual membership and explore sustainable ways to execute its mission in a hybrid (virtual and in-person) fashion in the future. Unless otherwise noted, all programming is offered online/virtually.