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Black Lives Matter

With outrage and great sorrow, we mourn the Black lives unjustly lost to state-sanctioned violence. Systems of racism are perpetuated by our cultural institutions and the narratives we uphold. We acknowledge our role in creating culture, our responsibility to New York City and the nation, and the privilege we stand to mobilize in service of social justice.

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Leadership Transition

"I’m thrilled to lead this extraordinary institution into its next chapter, to follow the unexpected paths that writers will forge, and to uphold theater’s distinct capacity to re-examine our lives and discover new questions.” Adam Greenfield steps into the role of Artistic Director as we enter our 50th year with Tim Sanford now serving as Outgoing Artistic Director.

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A Strange Loop wins the Pulitzer Prize!

Michael R. Jackson's astounding musical wins the 2020 Pulitzer Prize in Drama, and Will Arbery's Heroes of the Fourth Turning is a finalist! We have now been awarded a total of seven Pulitzer Prizes, and we are so proud to continue supporting the stories of today by the writers of tomorrow.

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"Resilience"

Aleshea Harris, Whitney White, and The Movement Theatre Company have launched "Resilience," a love-letter drive for the Black community that includes a video meditation on the joys and challenges of Black remembrance.
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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.
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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.
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