CHAMPION NEW VOICES

When you give to the Playwrights’ Center, you support the brave, talented playwrights who are creating new work for our times.

If you think the theater and our communities are stronger when more voices are heard and new stories are told, champion the storytellers who are writing us toward that future.

Your gift to the Playwrights’ Center fuels truly life-changing support for playwrights, who in turn connect us to our humanity, our complexity, and our communities.

Make your impact on the future of American theater:
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The Playwrights’ Center
2301 East Franklin Avenue
Minneapolis, MN 55406

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The Playwrights’ Center serves playwrights by sustaining careers, developing new work, and connecting playwrights to theaters. Each year at the Center, fellows and Core Writers receive more than $315,000 in direct support, 70+ new plays are workshopped, playwrights connect with 100 producing theaters through partnership programs, and 2,000 member playwrights from around the world find resources to achieve their artistic visions.

Being a playwright is not just about getting words on the page. It requires a different way of being in the world, one that makes artists essential to the health of every community. Artists enrich the way we talk to each other and, more importantly, hear each other. Theater in particular is a collaborative engagement with the community. Making a play necessitates a witnessing of the world around us and teaches us to lead with empathy.

That’s why it’s important to us to make playwriting a real possibility for brilliant and bold and diverse and unusual theatermakers all over the world. And you have a critical role to play in sustaining the incredibly talented playwrights developing the plays that will keep us entertained, engaged, and empathetic as we navigate the particular challenges of this moment. When you make a gift to the Playwrights’ Center, you amplify their voices. You also ensure we can continue to offer readings at no cost to the community, while paying all the artists in the room.

Playwrights’ Center donor giving levels and donor benefits:

SUPPORTER (up to $99)

  • Invitation to the PlayLabs Festival Celebration
  • Receive PWC e-newsletters
  • Supporter-level recognition in season brochure, programs, on the website, and in the annual report

ADVOCATE ($100-$249)

All the benefits above, plus:

  • Invitation to the Taste of the Season kick-off event
  • Advocate-level recognition in season brochure, programs, on the website, and in the annual report

AMBASSADOR ($250-$499)

All the benefits above, plus:

  • Reserved seats for all public readings
  • Ambassador-level recognition in season brochure, programs, on the website, and in the annual report

BENEFACTOR ($500-$999)

All the benefits above, plus:

  • Invitation to Playwrights’ Center house parties, intimate gatherings to meet and mingle with writers, staff, and board
  • Benefactor-level recognition in season brochure, programs, on the website, and in the annual report

THE PLAYWRIGHT CIRCLE

Become a sustaining supporter of the Playwrights’ Center by making a gift of $1,000 or more and receive additional benefits designed to connect you directly to the playwrights, board members, and staff who are bringing new plays to life here in the Twin Cities and beyond.

$1,000-$2,999

All the benefits above, plus:

  • On the Town events—fun donor outings with board and staff to see plays by Playwrights’ Center writers being produced at Twin Cities theaters
  • Personal invitation to lunch with the Playwrights’ Center’s Producing Artistic and Managing Directors
  • Playwright Circle-level recognition in season brochure, programs, on the website, and in the annual report

$3,000 and up

All the benefits above, plus:

  • Personal invitation to privately dine with Playwrights’ Center staff leadership, board members, and writers

 

The Playwrights’ Center is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization, ID# 41-6170139; all donations are tax-deductible to the fullest extent allowed by law.