• Our 2019-20 Season
    Our 2019-20 Season
    Announcing our 2019-20 season. Free and open to all.
  • Taste of the Season 2019
    Taste of the Season 2019
    Join us on September 22 for our annual season kickoff!
  • Our 2019-20 Fellows and Core Writers
    Our 2019-20 Fellows and Core Writers
    Welcome our new year of program playwrights theater artists
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Up Next at the Playwrights' Center
    Up Next at the Playwrights' Center
    All events are free with registration


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.


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The Playwrights’ Center’s 2019-20 public season consists of our celebrated PlayLabs Festival, now in its 36th year, and our Ruth Easton New Play Series, celebrating its 25th anniversary. These free performances are an opportunity to share the work...

Classes & Events

Special Events
Sunday, September 22, 2019 - 6:00pm
Sunday, October 6, 2019 - 2:00pm
Monday, October 7, 2019 - 6:00pm
Wednesday, October 9, 2019 - 6:00pm

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