Letter from the Producing Artistic Director
In the 2013-14 season we developed nearly 70 bold and profound new plays, some of which have already been slated for production, including Mat Smart's The Royal Society of Antarctica (The Gift Theatre, Chicago), Gabriel Jason Dean’s Terminus (Vortex Rep, Austin), and Carson Kreitzer's Lasso of Truth (Marin Theatre Company, CA; Synchronicity Theatre, Atlanta; Unicorn Theatre, Kansas City, MO).
We also worked on several co-development partnership projects and welcomed many visiting artistic leaders to the Center to get to know our writers’ work. Applications to our fellowship programs increased by 11%, and we also saw increases in membership and audiences attending our public readings.
Administratively, we achieved a significant budget surplus that allowed us to bolster our operating reserves, retained 100% of our staff, and undertook a major rebranding and website development project.
You can scroll through lots of fun numbers and stats below, but it’s the people who really make the Center what it is. I thank you from the bottom of my heart for your support of the Playwrights’ Center and the 1,550+ writers we serve each year. You are helping to bring new and innovative work to the American theater!
We get to spend three years with these talented professional playwrights.
Coffee grinding is the happiest sound on earth.
It’s a real treat for actors to work on new plays.
1 lighting, 5 sound, 1 video/projection, 2 scenic, 1 composer
Jeremy traveled to Australia on a TCG On the Road grant.
Learn about the Playwrights’ Center’s history at University of Minnesota.
Not even a Polar Vortex can keep them away.
This year took us from Antarctica to the bayou.
Playwrights, directors, designers, and actors thrilled us with new work.
Every year we toast the plays developed in our lab.
from all over the world
Our members hail from all over the world.
College and university playwrights take their next step here.
Featuring 28 works shared (murder mysteries, historical epics, and sci-fi rom-coms included!)
Now members can join us in-person or online.
Including $82,000 added in 2013-14.
Our Wonderlust event guests look amazing!
Thank you to everyone who powers our passion for playwrights!
Give us some fish bowls and some water and we’ll give you a good time.
Join the conversation. See our most popular Tweet from 2013-14.
You couldn’t convince one more friend and bring us to an even number? See our most popular post.
Meet Charles Bukowksi!
Every office has one.
If it happens, we celebrate it.
So funny we have to take note.
They make our world go ‘round.
Used when something great happens at the PWC. So, daily.
Done with love.
This happens when you bring in a whole box.
Our winter survival kit starts here.