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Shape the future of theater

By supporting Playwrights Horizons, you are our partner in developing and producing the most singular American voices. Give a gift today so we can continue sharing the stories of today by the writers of tomorrow.

Thanks to a generous group of donors, every donation made by December 31 will be matched up to $60,000.

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More Representation

More representation

The stories we share on our stages reflect the world around us, and are made up of diverse voices from all backgrounds. We also invite Guest Curators to create programming that complements our onstage work. Most recently, for The Thanksgiving Play we highlighted Indigenous voices with new play readings and a visual art installation in the Sharp lobby.

Playwrights is the one place that allows me to bring my full self into the relationship. I get to be Native American and female and angry and sad and as sarcastic and funny as I want to be.

—Larissa FastHorse, author of The Thanksgiving Play
Your gift will help create the stories of today.
Copy scripts for one reading for $25

Copy scripts for one reading

Give $25
Provide 90 minutes of rehearsal space for $75

Provide 90 minutes of rehearsal space

Give $75
Sponsor a guest artist for one reading for $150

Sponsor a guest artist for one reading

Give $150

More Accessibility

More accessibility

"They make sure we have full access, we are comfortable, and get what we need." Sabrina Dennison, Director of Artistic Sign Language for I Was Most Alive with You.

Theater should be accessible to everyone. Each of our performances of I Was Most Alive with You was accessible to Deaf and hard-of-hearing audience members, and every show this season offers performances with closed captioning, audio description, or ASL interpretation.

Walking into Playwrights Horizons is like being in an upside-down world: I walked up to the box office, and a staff member used some signs in ASL. It’s the complete opposite of what I’m used to experiencing, and it has made me feel so welcome.

—Shelly Guy, Deaf audience member
Your gift expands access for all people and communities.
Provide one tablet to read closed captions for $40

Provide one tablet to read closed captions

Give $40
Hire an ASL interpreter for a Post-Performance Discussion for $90

Hire an ASL interpreter for a Post-Performance Discussion

Give $90
Cover audio description for ⅓ of the show for $135

Cover audio description for ⅓ of the show

Give $135

More Support for Artists

More support for artists

Our writers have always been at the heart of our mission. We are the first — and only — theater in the country to compensate writers for their time in casting, design, and pre-production meetings, and provide contributions toward their health insurance costs.

When I got sick, they found me health insurance. And they aren’t just doing this for me, or for a small few. Playwrights is supporting an entire generation of writers.

—Max Posner, author of The Treasurer
Your gifts supports the writers of tomorrow.
Send a writer to a casting session for $50

Send a writer to a casting session

Give $50
Sponsor a writer for one day in our New Works Lab for $100

Sponsor a writer for one day in our New Works Lab

Give $100
Contribute to healthcare for a writer for one month for $200

Contribute to healthcare for a writer for one month

Give $200