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    Press Coverage

    2017

    Will Philly’s PlayPenn Launch Another Tony Winner?
    Philadelphia Inquirer (July 2017)

    PlayPenn 2017 Defies the Economics of Non-Profit Theatre
    Broad Street Review (July 2017)

    PlayPenn Midwifes Six New Plays
    WHYY (July, 2017)

    PlayPenn Rolls Out Summer Schedule
    Philadelphia Inquirer (June 2017)

    PlayPenn Announces 6 Plays for 2017 Conference
    Philadelphia Inquirer (March 2017)

    2017 Best Philadelphia Spots – Staff Summer Favorites
    Philly Fun Guide (July 2017)

    Philly’s Big Three Tony Nominees are Feeling that Hometown Hug
    Philadelphia Inquirer (May 2017)

    Philly’s PlayPenn Workshop has National Acclaim- and its First Broadway Play
    Philadelphia Inquirer  (March, 2017)

    PlayPenn Gets to Play on Broadway
    Broad Street Review/REP Radio (March 2017)

    Philadelphia’s PlayPenn Announces Mini-Conference
    American Theatre (February 2017)

    From PlayPenn to Lincoln Center Theatre
    DC Metro Theatre Arts (February 2017)

    2016

    Hard Work and Serious Play:  PlayPenn’s Past, Present and Future in the Ever-Changing World of New Work Development
    The Dramatist (Print Editorial) (September 2016)

    Behind the Curtain:  PlayPenn, The Ground Floor, and The National Playwrights Conference
    HowlRound (August 2016)

    It’s Dramaturgy to Go at PlayPenn: PlayPenn’s Rent-a-Dramaturg program
    Broad Street Review (July 2016)

    Rediscovering a Family’s Roots in New Play
    Jewish Exponent (May 2016)

    An Interview with Playwright Andrea Stolowitz on Her Play Schlüterstraße 27
    DC Metro Arts (May 2016)

    2014-2015

    PlayPenn, Where the Playwright’s in Charge
    American Theatre (July 2015)

    New Play Conference Now in Full Swing
    Philadelphia Magazine Ticket (July 2015)

    PlayPenn Announces Six Playwrights for July Conference
    American Theatre (April 2015)

    Room for More in PlayPenn
    American Theatre (November 2014)

    Experience New Play Development Firsthand
    Philadelphia City Paper (July 2014)

    2012-2013

    PlayPenn to Present New Readings by Thomas Gibbons & Willy Holtzman
    Broadway World, (July 2013)

    PlayPenn to Host 9th Annual New Play Development Conference
    Broadway World (June 2013)

    Penning for the PlayPenn
    South Philly Review (June 2012)

    Works by Liz Duffy, Willy Holtzman Included in PlayPenn’s Free Reading Series
    TheatreMania (June 2012)

    Philly’s Homegrown Playwrights Enjoying a High-Profile Boom Philadelphia Weekly, (April 2012)

    Hit Me With Your Best Shot, PlayPenn gives local playwrights the tools to build (and rebuild)
    Philadelphia City Paper (April 2012)

    Six Playwrights in Spotllight at PlayPenn
    Stage Magazine (April 2012)

    In Sickness and in Health (PDF)
    American Theatre (March 2012)

    2010-2011

    Write What You Don’t Know (PDF)
    American Theatre (July/August 2011)

    Theater on the Cheap
    Philadelphia Weekly (July 2011)

    Philly’s PlayPenn Gives Voice to Lisa Dillman, Jacqueline Goldfinger, Brian Quirk Starting July 8
    Yahoo News (July 2011)

    Philadelphia PlayPenn Picks Six Playwrights for Conference; Lauren Yee, Lisa Dillman, Brian Quirk Among Scribes
    Playbill.com (April 2011)

    PlayPenn Announces Conference Slate
    Stage Directions (June 2011)

    Main Line native’s play deals with challenges of autism
    Mainline Times (July 2010)

    Local Playwrights Digging in the PlayPenn
    Montgomerynews.com, (July 2010)

    PlayPenn Holds 6th Annual New Play Development Conference 7/19 – 25
    Broadway World (July 2010)

    Arts Picks: PlayPenn
    Philadelphia Citypaper (July 2010)

    PlayPenn Adds Readings of Two Plays by Local Playwrights
    Stage Directions (July 2010)

    2005-2009

    PlayPenn – Six works in progress–including Michael Hollinger’s Ghost-Writer–receive staged readings
    Philadelphia Weekly (July 2009)

    Hal Brooks Plunges into PlayPenn
    Mainline Times (July 2009)

    At PlayPenn, Hard Work of Making Theater
    Philadelphia Inquirer (January 2009)

    PlayPenn at the Playground at the Adrienne
    Philadelphia Weekly (July 2008)

    Six Playwrights Announced for PlayPenn Conference in Philly
    Playbill (May 2008)

    Philly’s PlayPenn Conference Nurtures Six New Works Starting July 9
    Playbill (July 2007)

    PlayPenn, a New Play Development Program in Philly, Tests Four Works at Inaugural Conference July 18-31
    Playbill (July 2005)

    "It’s an excellent value for theater lovers, a peek at exciting plays of the future."

    -The Philadelphia Inquirer