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Playwrights: Call us
at 908-514-9654 or send an
e-mail to ask about
Playwrights Welcome.

Playwrights Welcome

Playwrights Welcome is a program created to support and inspire playwrights, composers, lyricists, and librettists. The goal is simple: to provide free access to theatre for theatre writers around the country. Developed for the Dramatists Guild of America members, Playwrights Welcome is a national ticketing initiative created by Samuel French, a Concord Theatricals company, along with input from other publishing and licensing houses.

We are invested in the success and artistic health of our industry’s writers, and by extension the vibrancy of the American theatre. We’re also aware that attending theatre is an integral part to how writers learn their craft and grow as artists.

We are proud to take part in Playwrights Welcome, which offers available tickets to professional playwrights on the day of a performance, free of charge.

We are proud to take part in Playwrights Welcome, which offers available tickets to professional playwrights on the day of a performance, free of charge. To receive a ticket through Playwrights Welcome at our theater, simply arrive at the theatre within half an hour of the performance and present your Dramatists Guild membership card and ID. One free ticket per member will be issued according to availability.

For more information on this national program, and to learn which theaters around the country are involved, please click here: playwrightswelcome.

The Playwrights Welcome Council

The Playwrights Welcome Council includes a list of some the theatre industry's most celebrated artists and professionals who are in support and endorse the program.
Council Members include:
  • Kia Corthron (A Cool Dip in the Barren Saharan Crick)
  • Lydia Diamond (Stick Fly)
  • Kristoffer Diaz (The Elaborate Entrance of Chad Deity)
  • Colman Domingo (Dot)
  • Madeleine George (The (curious case of the) Watson Intelligence)
  • Rebecca Gilman (Boy Gets Girl)
  • Branden Jacobs-Jenkins (Gloria)
  • Christine Toy Johnson (The Secret Wisdom of Trees)
  • Aditi Kapil (Love Person)
  • Lisa Kron (Fun Home)
  • Mike Lew (Bike America)
  • David Lindsay-Abaire (Rabbit Hole)
  • Dominique Dominique Morisseau (Detroit '67)
  • Qui Nguyen (Vietgone)
  • Marsha Norman ('night, Mother, The Secret Garden; President & Founder, The Lilly Awards)
  • Sarah Ruhl (Stage Kiss)
  • Robert Schenkkan (All the Way)
  • Madhuri Shekar (In Love and Warcraft)
  • Octavio Solis (El Paso Blues)
  • Doug Wright (Hands on a Hardbody, I Am My Own Wife)
  • Lauren Yee (Hatmaker's Wife)
  • Stephen Flaherty (Ragtime)
  • Andrew Lippa (Wild Party)
  • Georgia Stitt (Big Red Sun)
  • Jeanine Tesori (Fun Home)
Industry Leaders:
  • Ken Davenport (Davenport Theatricals)
  • Sean Patrick Flahaven (Senior Vice President of Theatre and Catalog Development, Warner/Chappell Music)
  • Gary Garrison (Executive Director, Dramatists Guild)
  • Todd Haimes (Artistic Director, Roundabout Theatre)
  • Todd London (Author, Outrageous Fortune: The Life and Times of the New American Play)
  • Emily Mann (Artistic Director & Resident Playwright, McCarter Theatre)
  • Daryl Roth (Daryl Roth Productions)
  • Tom Schumacher (Disney Theatricals)
  • Tim Shields (Managing Director, McCarter Theatre)
  • Jim Steinberg (Steinberg Foundation)
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