We received an email yesterday from Samuel French, with whom The Theatre Guild has worked for many years. It was a reminder about Playwrights Welcome—a program with the Dramatist Guild and participating theatres to offer playwrights free tickets to shows.
Here’s how it works:
- Become a member of the Dramatist Guild (click here to learn more and become a member)
- Go to the Samuel French Playwrights Welcome website to find a participating theatre near you and their terms for the Playwrights tickets. For example in New York State, the following theatres are participants:
- Atlantic Theater Company (New York, New York)
- Axis Company (New York, NY)
- Irish Repertory Theatre (New York, NY)
- Paul Robeson Theatre (Buffalo, NY)
- The Pearl Theatre Company (New York, NY)
- Queens Theatre (Queens, NY)
- Rattlestick Playwrights Theater (New York, NY)
- Road Less Traveled Productions (Buffalo, NY)
- Roundabout Theatre Company (New York, NY)
- Urban Stages (New York, NY)
- Vineyard Theatre (New York, NY)
- Go to the Box Office of a participating theatre and ask if they have Playwright tickets.
- If so, present your Dramatist Guild card and your ID and go see a great show!
As we have written about the rising price of theatre tickets—especially on Broadway—we are so excited to learn about this opportunity for members of the Dramatist Guild to see shows for free!
And for those of you who plan to start their Thanksgiving Day travels early—please have a safe and wonderful holiday!
Philip and Marilyn