• Champion playwrights and new plays
    Champion playwrights and new plays
    When you give to the Playwrights' Center, you support the brave, talented playwrights who are creating new work for the American stage.
  • Apply for a 2019-20 fellowship
    Apply for a 2019-20 fellowship
    Our programs support playwrights and theater artists at various stages in their careers, from beginning to emerging to established.
  • Ruth Easton New Play Series
    Ruth Easton New Play Series
    Join us for our annual series of intimate evenings with plays in process
  • Join us at the Center
    Join us at the Center
    Get on our email list to hear about season events, impromptu public readings, and other ways to be part of the new play experience.
  • Join our membership community
    Join our membership community
    Playwrights' Center membership is open to all. Connect with the 2,000 playwrights around the world who have found their artistic home here.
  • New Plays On Campus
    New Plays On Campus
    Connecting students to professional playwrights across the country


As a Playwrights’ Center member, you’ll join 2,000 other playwrights worldwide, of all styles and experience levels. Benefits include exclusive access to our playwriting opportunities database, regular articles from experts, classes and seminars, one-on-one dramaturgy sessions, staged readings, and ways to connect with other playwrights.


Cover Story

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Of the 70+ new plays developed at the Playwrights’ Center each year, eight are selected to be part of the public season, giving playwrights expanded workshop time with collaborators and the chance to see their new work on its feet in front of two...

Classes & Events

Wednesday, April 24, 2019 - 2:30pm
Special Events
Thursday, April 25, 2019 - 7:00pm
Saturday, April 27, 2019 - 12:00pm
Sunday, May 5, 2019 - 2:00pm

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