Producer Program

    You can be an instrumental partner in bringing new plays to life by supporting PlayPenn at the Producer level. PlayPenn is deeply grateful for the sustained generosity of its major donors and Conference Producers.

    Producers will receive the following special VIP benefits:

    Conference Producers ($10,000+)
    All of the below listed Executive Producer Benefits, plus:
    • Access for four to all pre-Conference readings and discussions with directors, dramaturgs, and playwrights (with prior notice)
    • Access for four to Conference workshop rehearsals (with prior notice)
    • Up to six tickets per Conference event
    Oslo Trip PlayPenn 2017
    Executive Producers ($5,000+)
    All of the below listed Associate Producer Benefits, plus:
    • Access to the Executive Dining Room – Invitation to Welcome Dinner with Conference playwrights, featuring a tasting menu at a favorite Philadelphia restaurant
    • Acknowledgment as the Executive Producer of the supported play in the curtain speech and opportunity to join Artistic Director Paul Meshejian in delivering pre-reading announcements
    • Up to four tickets per Conference event
    Associate Producers ($2,000+)
    • Credit as Producer for one Conference play on PlayPenn website, promotional brochure, email correspondence and Facebook notices, and Conference program
    • Curtain speech recognition at the public reading of the supported Conference play
    • Invitation to exclusive events, including VIP Celebration DinnerĀ and other community-building events for Conference artists (past events have included our Conference artist meet-and-greet breakfast and company pizza party)
    • Concierge ticketing service for Conference readings
    • Unlimited access to Conference workshop rehearsals (with prior notice)
    • An autographed copy of the supported Conference play
    • Up to four tickets for the supported Conference play, two tickets to all other Conference events
    We extend very special thanks to PlayPenn’s 2019 Producers:

    15th Anniversary Producers

    Anne M. Congdon
    Linda and David Glickstein
    Leonard and Mary Lee Haas
    Victor Keen and Jeanne Ruddy
    Gretchen and Thomas Quinn
    Carol Haas Gravagno

    Conference Producers
    Willy Holtzman
    Laura and Richard Vague

    Executive Producers
    Elizabeth Anton
    Carol Baker and Mark Stein
    Nancy Boykin and David Kern
    Jan Rothschild
    Catherine and Steve Schifter
    June and Steve Wolfson
    The Lily Foundation
    Dr. Joseph Zebrowitz

    Associate Producers
    Ashford Wealth Advisors
    Steve Engelmyer and Lisa Wershaw
    Philip Hawkins and Ronnie Kurchner-Hawkins
    Suzanne Hilser-Wiles and Brannon
    Wiles Marta and Bill Kiesling
    Moira and Ken Mumma
    Gayle and David Smith
    Wendy and Lawrence White

    To become a PlayPenn Producer, please contact Paul Meshejian atĀ All gifts are tax-deductible to the extent allowable by law.

    "As a producer of new work I depend on places like PlayPenn that provide playwrights a safe space to take risks and explore their creative process. I applaud PlayPenn and I encourage you to support their efforts in creating the future of the American stage."

    -Ed Herendeen, Producing Director, Contemporary American Theater Festival