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Become a modern benefactor for working playwrights!

Celebrated playwrights throughout history were able to make great theater thanks to individual benefactors who supported their lives and art.

With your help, we can keep theater fresh, vital and relevant – serving artists, audiences and the future of American theater.

Donate online through GiveMN or see all ways to contribute.

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What your gift can do:

Support more than 1,400 playwright members nationally with a playwriting community, education and career development opportunities, and invaluable access to the country's largest new play submission database.

"So far this year I've had 19 plays produced or performed as readings and most of those opportunities came from your website, so thank you again!"
– Playwrights' Center Member
Give our community the unique thrill of participating in the new play development process as audience members through our public season of staged readings.

"You feel like you're in on something at the beginning … You get to be there at the creation of what could become the next Tony Winner—to hear these characters speak for the first time and have input with the playwrights, director, everyone. It's very exciting."
– Audience member

Nurture a local community of actors and artists who are nationally renowned for their skill and knowledge in collaborating on new plays.

"Theater is a live audience-based medium, and it is also writing that must get filtered through actors. So it is important to do this at any stage of a piece; it is brilliant that the Playwrights' Center is able to attract really great actors to interpret fresh work."
– Janaki Ranpura, Jerome Fellow

Connect playwrights to theaters producing new work locally and nationally, guiding new plays from the page to the stage.

"The Playwrights' Center flew in an artistic director whom I have always wanted to meet to hear my play and meet with me. Now this same artistic director has made a commitment to producing my play. This is a dream come true."
– Marcus Gardley, Core Writer

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The Playwrights' Center is able to process donations made with Visa, MasterCard, American Express or Discover. Call us at (612) 332-7481 and we'll be happy to process your gift over the phone. You can also mail in a check, make a gift of stock, and more. See all ways to contribute.

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