Introducing a new Realm of culturally-minded theatre goers...

 
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We love connecting the next generation of theatre goers to the next generation of playwrights! This new and exciting membership gives you just that, a taste of the up and coming theatre creators and their emerging works. With each of our levels, you can enjoy different perks to show off to your friends, while having a hand in shaping the next generation of the American Theatre.

Join NextGen today to meet, applaud
and party with our playwrights!

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  • One ticket to a Realm production
  • Hang out with the artists and your guest at a NextGen party (first drink’s on us!)
  • Receive a ticket discount code for your friends and family for pre-sale access
  • Recognition on our website and program
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  • Two tickets to a Realm production
  • Hang out with the artists and your guest at a NextGen party (first drink’s on us!)
  • Receive a ticket discount code for your friends and family for pre-sale access
  • Recognition on our website and program
  • Option to buy NextGen discounted tickets to the Writers Block Party, our fancy gala at Lincoln Center! #openbar #PartyWithThePlaywrights
  • Exclusive E-Newsletters that break down the 4-1-1 of The Realm
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  • Four tickets to a Realm season production
  • Hang out with the team and your guest at a NextGen party (two drinks on us!)
  • Ticket discount code for your friends and family for pre-sale access
  • Exclusive E-Newsletters that break down the 4-1-1 of The Realm
  • Recognition on our website and program
  • Special Realm swag! #strutyourstuff
  • Access to reserved seating for our INK’D Reading Festival
  • Behind-the-Scenes backstage tour of one of our productions, discover all the secrets of The Realm’s next hit! 
  • One NextGen ticket to the Writers Block Party, our fancy gala at Lincoln Center! #openbar #PartyWithThePlaywrights
  • Option to buy additional discounted NextGen tickets to the Writers Block Party
  • Invitation to apply to NextGen Committee, and take a leadership role in deciding what comes next
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  • Eight tickets to a Realm season production
  • Hang out with the team and your guest at a NextGen party (two drinks on us!)
  • Special Realm swag! #strutyourstuff
  • Ticket discount code for your friends and family for pre-sale access
  • Exclusive E-Newsletters that break down the 4-1-1 of The Realm
  • Recognition on our website and program
  • Access to reserved seating for our INK’D Festival
  • Behind-the-Scenes backstage tour of one of your productions, discover all the secrets of The Realm’s next hit! 
  • Two NextGen tickets to the Writers Block Party, our fancy gala at Lincoln Center! #openbar #PartyWithThePlaywrights
  • Option to buy additional discounted NextGen tickets to the Writers Block Party
  • Invitation to apply to NextGen Committee, and take a leadership role in deciding what comes next 
  • Meet + Greet the cast and production team at First Rehearsal
  • Two tickets to the Opening Night performances + after party
  • Join the team at our Realm o’Clock (a.k.a. Happy Hour!)
  • Personal concierge VIP ticketing services all season long, reserve and exchange your tickets by simply sending an email or on a quick phone call.
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To gift a NextGen membership, e-mail Development Manager
Patti Miller at pmiller@playwrightsrealm.org

 

Frequently Asked Questions

+ What is The Playwrights Realm?

The Playwrights Realm is an accelerator of early-career playwrights. In addition to advancing our playwrights’ work through dramaturgical and production support, The Realm joyfully provides human support so that our artists can have functional creative lives. Health insurance. Generous stipends. Extra funds to support activities ranging from trips to Africa for research to theater tickets and more. These are just some of the ways we have supported our playwrights.

+ What is NextGen?

NextGen is a membership program that engages a younger demographic of culturally-minded theatergoers through attendance in performances and social occasions at The Realm, providing them with a peek behind The Realm curtain.

+ Is there an age limit to join NextGen?

There is no age limit, but most members are professional New Yorkers in their 20s and 30s.

+ Do I get a tax-write off?

Yes! Amount of write-off is dependent on the support level, more info when you sign up.

+ Can I give somebody a NextGen membership as a gift?

Yes! NextGen makes a great holiday/graduation/birthday gift! E-mail Development Manager Patti Miller at pmiller@playwrightsrealm.org for more information.

+ How many productions does the Realm do?

The Realm usually does two productions per year, but as a theater that is responsive to our playwrights’ needs, we do not have a set model and will sometimes do workshops or co-productions instead. As Realm insiders, NextGen members will have preferred access to all our events.

+ What is a backstage tour?

Join us for an exclusive tour of one of our productions before we invite audiences in. You will get an inside look of how a play goes from page to stage and maybe even get to watch some rehearsal!

+ What's the INK'D Reading Festival?

The Playwrights Realm’s Writing Fellowship brings together four early-career playwrights every season and provides them with the creative and professional development resources for developing a script and building a career. The program culminates with the INK'D Reading Festival: highly-produced staged readings of each of the Writing Fellows' plays. Several of our full productions (like Mfoniso Udofia’s Sojourners, Michael Yate’s Crawley’s The Rape of the Sabine Women by Grace B Matthias, and Jonathan Payne’s The Revolving Cycles Truly and Steadily Roll’d) were parts of our Writing Fellowship and INK’D Reading Festival.

+ What’s The Writers Block Party?

Our annual gala (currently taking place at Lincoln Center) is the place to be every spring! Party with our playwrights (and several other artists) while enjoying scrumptious snacks, specialty cocktails, and delectable cupcakes. And did we mention there is also a hilarious show and sometimes even musical numbers?

+ Are there any leadership opportunities in NextGen?

Of course, we hope you will want to be a part of The Realm’s future! Members at the $500 and $1,000 level are invited to apply to the NextGen Committee which will help steer the future course of the NextGen Membership program, plan member events, and have greater opportunities to interact with our artists.