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COVID-19 Update

In the interest of protecting artists, audiences, and community, all remaining performances of Unknown Soldier are cancelled, effective immediately. Ticket holders will be contacted directly about next steps.

At this time performances of Selling Kabul are delayed, and we will update our audiences and website with more information soon. Thank you for understanding.

Leadership Transition

After nearly 25 years at the creative helm, Tim Sanford will step down as Artistic Director at the end of the 2019/20 season; he will take on the role of Outgoing Artistic Director for our 50th Anniversary season. Current Associate Artistic Director Adam Greenfield will succeed him.

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Unknown Soldier

In Process

“I'm interested in impossible stories to tell onstage... And I'm interested in human emotion and human behavior in a way that I think musicals speak to really beautifully.” Bookwriter and lyricist Daniel Goldstein talks about bringing the sweeping, multigenerational Unknown Soldier to the stage.

This Season

An exciting line-up of artists: Jaclyn Backhaus, Will Arbery, Lucas Hnath, Michael Friedman & Daniel Goldstein, Sylvia Khoury, Jeremy O. Harris.
2019/20 Season

Playwrights Downtown

Located at 440 Lafayette

Rehearsal Studios

Conveniently located downtown and affordably priced, spaces at Playwrights Rehearsal Studios are rented to hundreds of theater artists, not-for-profit arts groups and educational organizations annually.
Rehearsal Studios

Theater School

Under the auspices of NYU Tisch School of the Arts, Playwrights Horizons Theater School ranked as one of the best undergraduate theater training programs in the country.
Theater School