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
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 reading
Oslo Trip PlayPenn 2017
Executive Producers
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 reading
Associate Producers
  • 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 Dinner 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 two tickets for each Conference reading.
We extend very special thanks to PlayPenn’s 2020 Producers:

Conference Producers Anne M. Congdon, Linda and David Glickstein, Leonard and Mary Lee Haas, The Lily Foundation, MAJiK Foundation, Gretchen and Thomas Quinn, Laura and Richard Vague

Executive Producers Anonymous (2), Elizabeth Anton, Nancy Boykin and David Kern, Barbara Klock & Salem Shuchman, The CHG Charitable Trust, Willy Holtzman, Howard T. and M. Jane Rosenfield, Jan Rothschild, Catherine and Steve Schifter, The June and Steve Wolfson Family Foundation

Associate Producers Ashford Wealth Advisors, The Chatham Foundation, Ari Frazer, Philip Hawkins and Ronnie Kurchner-Hawkins,  Marta and Bill Kiesling, Dr. Joe Lex, Dr. Richard Martin,  Moira and Ken Mumma, Gayle and David Smith, Dr. R.J. Wallner, Lisa Wershaw and Steve Engelmyer, Wendy and Lawrence White, Joel Wittier & James Ijames

Reading Producers Jeffrey Blair & Ivor Clark, Jennifer Haley, David Lerman & Shelley Wallock, Heidi Rose & Michael Barnett

To become a PlayPenn Producer, please contact Paul Meshejian at 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