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Graduate programs in playwriting/dramaturgy

Below are lists of graduate programs in playwriting and dramaturgy throughout the United States. This is not a comprehensive list. Please contact if you find information that needs to […]

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The Playwrights' Center building's steeple next to flowering trees.


What does it mean to be a mid-career playwright? The term implies time in the field, not necessarily age. You put in ten or more years being a writer, then […]

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The Theater of Letter Writing

We explore the art of letter-writing as a theatrical form. A correspondence between Emily Zemba & Kelly Kerwin. Dear Kelly, I just received your postcard! Thank you! The anticipation as […]

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Universal Design and Playwriting

I have a question: Can plays be written with the idea of Universal Design? Should they be, and how? The term “Universal Design” was introduced to me by my boss, […]

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Finding Yes

This article is a way for me to think about what kind of world I want to create. And I mean that not only in terms of theatrical world, the […]

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A conversation with Paula Vogel

Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Paula Vogel shares insight into her work and advice to fellow playwrights. Discussion moderated by Playwrights’ Center Associate Artistic Director Hayley Finn. This discussion was sponsored by the […]

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What I learned producing my own work

I took to self-producing because I was seeking the artistic independence to support a body of work that had continuity over time. To have control over creative decisions and the […]

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