New Plays Live Here

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

    The Art 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.

    Upcoming Classes

    John Yearley
    Playwriting Try-It Workshop Session #2
    640 433 Play Penn

    Creating Compelling Characters
    650 433 Play Penn

    PlayPenn Conference 2016
    Seven Week Workshop
    1024 681 Play Penn

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

    -J.T. Rogers, playwright