DGA & Samuel French Announce Playwrights Welcome Program

10/19/2016 3:41pm

 

The launch of Playwrights Welcome, a new program developed for Dramatists Guild of America members by Samuel French along with Dramatists Play Service, Dramatic Publishing, Music Theatre International, Playscripts, The Rodgers and Hammerstein Organization and participating theaters, has been announced. The goal of Playwrights Welcome is simple: to provide free access to theatre for playwrights, composers and lyricists. Knowing that attending theatre is an integral part to how writers learn their craft and grow as artists, the new initiative invests in the success and artistic health of our industry's writers, and by extension the vibrancy of the American theatre. Playwrights Welcome is designed to offer available tickets that would otherwise go unsold to Dramatist Guild playwrights on the day of the performance, free of charge.  Samuel French and all other publishers firmly believe that no theatre should give away a ticket that could otherwise be sold. Early adopter theatre companies participating in the Playwrights Welcome program include: Alliance Theatre, Atlantic Theater Company, Berkeley Repertory, Center Stage, Dallas Theater Center,Ford's Theatre, Geffen Playhouse, Goodman Theater, Hartford Stage, Huntington Theatre Company, Intiman Theatre, La Jolla Playhouse, McCarter Theatre, Paramount Theatre, Portland Center Stage, Roundabout Theater Company, Shakespeare Theatre Company, Seattle Repertory Theatre, Signature Theatre, Theatre Under the Stars, Vineyard Theatre & Yale Repertory. To learn more about Playwrights Welcome or to add the program to your theater, visit www.SamuelFrench.com/PlaywrightsWelcome. Press contact: Keith Sherman & Associates (212/764-7900)...