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Playwrights Gallery was founded in 1991 to nourish the work of emerging New York City playwrights. The Gallery holds twice-monthly playwriting workshops from September to June, and produces staged readings. Its acting company reads work in progress and performs finished work for invited audiences.

Plays first introduced at Playwrights Gallery have gone on to be seen at such regional theaters as:
GeVa—Rochester, NY
Montclair TheatreFest—Montclair, NJ
Eugene O’Neill Playwrights Conference—CT
Penguin Rep, Stony Point, NY
Suncoast Theatre—St. Petersburg, FL
Hoover-Leppen Theatre, Chicago, IL
Collision Festival West—Los Angeles, CA
New Work Festival at the Utah Shakespearean Festival
Oldcastle Theatre, Bennington, VT
Penobscot Theatre, Bangor, ME
Tri-State Actors Theatre, Sussex, NJ
In New York City, Gallery work has been read or produced by:
The Bechdel Group
The Cell Theatre
The Center Theatre
The Cherry Lane Theatre
The Women’s Project
Resonance Theatre Co.
West Bank Theatre Center
Imua Theatre Company
National Arts Club
Where Eagles Dare
Don’t Tell Mama’s
American Globe Theatre
Merkin Concert Hall
New Dramatists
Bank Street Theatre
Samuel Beckett Theatre
Harbor Theatre
The Drilling Company
Michael Weller Theatre
Plays developed at Playwrights Gallery have been produced at:
The Chip DeFaa Invitational Theatre Festival
Turnip 15-Minute Play Festival
New Play Festival, League of Professional Theatre Women
Samuel French Festival
The Woodstock Theatre Company
New World Stages
The Cherry Lane Theatre
The Spiral
The Secret Theatre
Gallery work has garnered such prizes as:
The John Golden Prize
The Thomas Barbour Prize
Best play, The American Globe
The East Coast Regional Playwriting Contest First Prize
The Playwrights First award
Finalist for the Newman-Woodward prize
Finalist for the Beverly Hills/Julie Harris Prize
Finalist for the Ashland New Play Festival
Finalist for the Heideman Award at Actors Theatre of Louisville (including 2014)
Finalist for the Mountain Playhouse International Comedy Playwriting Contest
Finalist for the short play festival at Chicago Dramatists
Finalist for the Saints & Sinners Literary Festival in New Orleans
Finalist for the 16th Annual Nantucket Short Play Competition
Finalist for the Susan Glaspell Award
Plays developed at Playwrights Gallery have been published by::
Applause Theatre Books
Smith and Kraus

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