NEW PLAY DEVELOPMENT

New Plays Live Here

    PlayPenn advances Philadelphia’s reputation as a crossroads for theatre artists.

    The Art and Craft of Playwriting

    PlayPenn is an artist-driven organization dedicated to improving the way in which new plays are developed. Our annual Conference and year-round development workshops result in staged readings of new plays each year for over 1,800 artists, producers, and theatergoers. Additionally, our educational programs serve another 250 writers from around the globe.

    Seeking Foundry Leadership

    The Foundry, a program of PlayPenn, is searching for a third Lead Artist. 

    Upcoming Classes

    Diving into the PlayPenn Conference with Michele Volansky
    1024 681 Play Penn

    Playwriting for Playgoers with John Yearley
    640 433 Play Penn

    PlayPenn is proud to share that Leonard Haas and the Wyncote Foundation have established the Haas Fellows program. Learn more here.

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

    -J.T. Rogers, playwright