The Playwrights' Center

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One of the nation's most generous and well-respected theater organizations, the Playwrights' Center focuses on both supporting playwrights and moving new plays toward production at theaters across the country.

The Center has helped launch the careers of numerous nationally recognized artists, notably August Wilson, Lee Blessing, Suzan Lori Parks, Jordan Harrison, Carlyle Brown, Craig Lucas, Jeffrey Hatcher, Melanie Marnich, and Kira Obolensky.

Work developed through Center programs has been seen nationwide on such stages as Yale Rep, Woolly Mammoth, the Guthrie, Goodman, and many others. Fellowships, made possible by the McKnight and Jerome foundations, provide over $220,000 each year for residencies, commissions, and de... More