The Playwrights Realm is devoted to supporting early-career playwrights along the journey of playwriting, helping them to hone their craft, fully realize their vision, and build meaningful artistic careers.
Like a moth to the flame, we can’t help but be drawn to fresh, inquisitive, creative storytellers. We love nothing more than producing theater with artists, and for audiences, who share our belief that the playwright’s vision is central to great theater. And while many organizations support new plays, our focus is on supporting new playwrights.
Founded in 2007, Playwrights Realm is a nonprofit off-Broadway theatre company that takes the best of the producing houses, development centers, and artist service organizations and puts it all under one roof…or rather, all in one realm. Our programs are designed to meet early career playwrights where they are (metaphorically speaking) and guide them along the journey of playwriting with a focus on depth of support. This inch wide/mile deep approach puts us in the unique position to provide focused attention to promising writers with creative, professional and financial assistance – giving them the rare chance to be well-supported artists.
We love playwrights who are intellectually curious, unafraid of ambiguities or of posing big questions (even if the questions go unanswered). Our playwrights come to us with unique points of view, writing inventive challenging material that springs from the storytelling tradition fundamental to great theater. In concrete terms we’re drawn to plays with powerful evocative language, strong dramatic action, multifaceted characters, dynamic, rich visual imagery and accessible stories that show the complexity and subtlety of the world around us.