Writing Gigs

Advanced Filter

DreamWorks Theatricals/MTI Emerging Writers Program

Paid Gig

The DreamWorks Theatricals/MTI Emerging Writers Program (in partnership with NBCUniversal's Global Talent Development & Inclusion) will seek to identify diverse teams of book writers, composers & lyricists with unique voices and points of view and commission them to develop musical adaptations of popular DreamWorks Animation titles intended for the Music Theatre International catalogue (specifically within the Theatre for Young Audience and Broadway Junior® [60-minute JR. and 30-minute KIDS] collections).

This paid program is open to both individual writers and fully formed writing teams. Selected applicants will be assigned a DreamWorks Animation title to develop and will be guided by executives from DreamWorks Theatricals and industry ambassadors to craft their musicals from treatment to completed show. The program also provides access to various industry professionals and agents via roundtable discussions, master classes, and individual meetings to advance career development.

This program does not require an exclusive commitment from its participants, nor does it guarantee that writers’ work will be acquired for production or licensing.


Applicants must be authorized to work legally in the United States and be at least eighteen (18) years of age. Theatre industry experience is not required but strongly recommended. We encourage those applying to review the FAQs carefully as they are designed to guide applicants towards a strong submission.

Those applying must submit a complete application package, which includes the following items:

Writing Sample
Release Forms
Personal Essay
Letter(s) of recommendation (Optional)
If applying as a Team, each Team Member MUST submit their own application. If we do not receive an application for each Team Member, the Team will be disqualified.
To Apply, click on this LINK: