’21-22 Playwrights’ Center Season Updates
’21-22 Playwrights’ Center Season Updates

As always, Playwrights’ Center is supporting artists, their work, and one another, and we are also looking for ways to provide as much consistency as we can in an inconstant world. To keep each other safe, we are responding to the ongoing pandemic by switching up a few things.
For now, our focus is to do all of these things safely and soundly until we can get back together in person for amazing theater experiences. See below for great ways we’ll do that together—until the world feels a bit more at ease.






by Dominic Orlando

Our dear friend Dominic Orlando passed away on November 17, 2021. In his memory, Playwrights' Center is partnering with Arizona Theatre Company to produce an online reading of DANNY CASOLARO DIED FOR YOU as part of the '21-22 Ruth Easton New Play Series.

Online reading on Monday, February 7

The true story of the playwright's cousin, a reporter who disappeared while investigating corruption in The Reagan/Bush Justice Department. His body was found in a cheap motel, his arms slashed a dozen times--the authorities say suicide, but a host of conspiracy theorists—and The House Judiciary Committee—disagree. What was "the truth" Danny died trying to tell? And what does his strange journey reveal about the political world we live in now?


Note: This performance will replace Ray Yamanouchi's THA CHINK-MART, originally scheduled for February 7 & 8, in the Ruth Easton New Play Series. In keeping with our mission to meet playwrights' specific creative needs and wishes, THA CHINK-MART will continue to receive development support at Playwrights' Center without a public reading at this time.




featuring Mona Mansour, Alice Tuan, and James Anthony Tyler

Join live via Zoom on Tuesday, February 22 at 7 pm

Recording available to stream the following day

During these challenging, isolating, and often fractured times, how can we conjure inspiration and focus our creativity toward new artistic work? Join us for a frank conversation with some of the country’s most dynamic writers about what they do when they’re stuck and the ways they’ve envisioned a path forward.