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Exciting news!

We are delighted to welcome Che’Rae Adams as our new Artistic Director. Che’Rae’s theatre background and experience working to help playwrights bring their visions to life poise her to lead PlayPenn into an exciting new era. Producer. Speaker. Mentor. Director. Dramaturg. Advocate. These are all words that describe Che’Rae who has spent her career working to reach audiences by telling stories that reflect the diverse world in which we live.

Learn more about our new leader here!

We are also delighted to announce that

we’ve received 123 submissions, all from Philly-based playwrights, and that by April 15th we should be taking a look at those submissions!

The 2022 Conference will be held in Philadelphia, PA from July 5-24 at The Drake Theatre.

"What PlayPenn is doing directly strengthens the lifeblood of the American Theatre."

-J.T. Rogers, playwright