Our Process

Thank you for your interest in PlayPenn’s 2022 New Play Development Conference!

We are delighted to announce that applications

will open January 15, and run through February 15th!

The 2022 Conference will be held in Philadelphia, PA from July 5-24 at The Drake Theatre. This year is different from past years, in that only Philadelphia playwrights can apply.

The parameters for this are broad and include writers who were born or/and raised in Philly, were educated there, or who at any time had an address within a thirty-mile radius of the city.

Please check back soon for further details as we fine-tune our process!

"It’s a good name, PlayPenn. What the theater folks at PlayPenn do is play, with plays. It’s a workshop that pulls in high-profile theater people from all over the country to help playwrights make plays better."

-The Philadelphia Inquirer