You are here
Home > Arts > PREVIEW: The Playwrights’ Center’s 50th Anniversary Season

PREVIEW: The Playwrights’ Center’s 50th Anniversary Season

The Playwrights’ Center launched its first detailed look at its 50th Anniversary Season last night with its Taste of the Season preview. While in normal times, the Taste of the Season has served as an in-person, hybrid fundraiser and preview, due to ongoing public health conditions it went online this year:

The virtual event included encounters with PWC Artistic Director Jeremy Coehen and four affiliated playwrights: Kristoffer Diaz, Mathilde Dratwa, Carson Kreitzer, and TyLie Shider.

The Taste of the Season preview included a glimpse at four playwrights with work under development through the Playwrights’ Center.

Supporting donations are solicited online.

2021-2022 Season

Ruth Easton New Play Series (October 2021–February 2022)

Now entering its 17th year, the Ruth Easton New Play Series will feature five featured and Affiliated Writers workshopping their new plays over a 30-hour development process. 

In the Lab (March 2022)

In The Lab, launched last season to meet the changing needs of artists exploring new works — and new ways of working — lets artists develop wildly experimental new works in a multitude of forms. It is presented as an online development and performance project series. 

Playlabs Festival (April–May 2022)

The 38th PlayLabs festival offers playwrights receive 36 hours of rehearsal time, two public readings, and time for rewrites in-between. This year’s festival will also showcase scenes by 2021-2022 PWC playwriting fellows.


Artists in Conversation

An intimate look at playwrights and their processes launched in 2020, this program builds on the PWC’s successful Public Discussion series. Artists in Conversation allows audiences direct access to artists who share their behind-the-scenes thoughts on process, the craft, the field, and the world. Past conversations have featured acclaimed theater artists such as Migdalia Cruz, Heather Raffo, Daniel Alexander Jones, José Rivera, and Paula Vogel, among others. 

Amy Donahue