Become a Playwrights' Center Member

Playwrights’ Center membership is open to anyone who identifies as a playwright. The Center’s unique membership program provides more than 1,500 playwrights worldwide with tools, resources, and support.

Benefits include:

  • Opportunities board: The most current and comprehensive online database of playwriting contests and submission opportunities in the business. 
  • Classes and seminars: Free playwriting seminars and special pricing on extended writing classes (including online classes and seminars)
  • Member Stage Readings: A member's script, read for an audience by professional actors in our theater, with the option of getting feedback from a professional dramaturg
  • One-on-one with a Dramaturg: Personalized matching with an experienced dramaturg, who will work with the member playwright on her/his script (additional fee)
  • Member Open Play: Monthly get-togethers where members read and discuss each others’ scripts. Members can join in person, online, or by phone.
  • Member profile: A page on our website members can use to promote themselves and their work, as well as connect with other members
  • Education and professional development: Regular articles guiding members through the nuts and bolts of playwriting and the theater industry
  • Discounts: Including $80 off Final Draft software, free associate level membership to Fractured Atlas, discounts on TCG membership, and classes at partner institutions like the Loft Literary Center and Primary Stages’ Einhorn School of Performing Arts

All this for just a flat rate of $75 annually or a monthly fee of $8.

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Questions? Contact membership manager Hannah Joyce-Hoven at or (612) 332-7481 x123.

Part of a college or university? You may be interested in our institutional membership program for schools, New Plays on Campus.

What members are saying

"Your site is the first thing I check every morning. Better than that first cup of coffee!"

"Worth every penny.  You are an exceptionally active and organized playwright forum and your opportunities page is the most complete and up to date in the business." 

"So far this year I've had 19 plays produced or performed as readings and most of those opportunities came from your website, so thank you again!”  

“What a wonderful initiation into playwriting classes! I truly felt like the instructor was fully engaged with every person in the room (including those of us who appeared on screen).”

“My day at your center [for a Member Stage Reading] was one of the best days of my life.”

"For an Australian playwright, a theatrical life outside one's own country can feel a very remote possibility. Joining The Playwrights' Center has given me an enormous amount of new energy and wider scope. It's existence has been the pathway to make me feel my own practice has life elsewhere. From residency possibilities, to theatre submissions and competitions, to the virtual open play reads, to working with a playwright as accomplished as Winter Miller - the Playwrights' Center brings the world to a small bayside suburb. It makes you want to get on a plane!" 

"The caring support provided by the Playwrights' Center is essential for playwrights of every career level. Any time a member has a question, the PWC staff is a friendly phone call or an email away. Such support for writers is unique indeed."