Playwrights Local is proud to be the first theater in Ohio to join the national Playwrights Welcome program, serving members of the Dramatists Guild of America. This initiative provides free access to theater for working playwrights, composers, and lyricists around the country. In short, members of the Dramatists Guild may receive unsold tickets on the day of a performance, free of charge.

Playwrights Welcome is a national ticketing initiative created by Samuel French along with Dramatists Play Service, Dramatic Publishing, Music Theatre International, Playscripts, and Rodgers and Hammerstein. It has been adopted by theaters in New York City including the Atlantic Theater Company, Roundabout Theatre Company, and Urban Stages; in California by Berkeley Repertory Theatre, Geffen Playhouse, and La Jolla Playhouse; in Chicago by the Goodman Theater, Paramount Theatre, and Victory Gardens Theater; and by many more companies throughout the U.S.

Playwrights: Take advantage of this offer, contact playwrightslocal@gmail.com on the day of a performance and ask if tickets are available. If they are, arrive at the show with your Dramatists Guild membership card as well as your ID. (Click here to learn more about becoming a Dramatists Guild member.) Note that this program is for Dramatists Guild members only, and does not cover a plus-one or any additional attendees.

Information on the program is available at: https://www.samuelfrench.com/playwrightswelcome

Coverage of the program in The New York Times can be found at: https://www.nytimes.com/2016/10/17/theater/free-theater-tickets-for-playwrights.html?smid=tw-nytimesarts&smtyp=cur&_r=0

Playwrights Local is thrilled to be a part of this great resource for practicing dramatists!