About the Forum
One of America's premier playwriting workshops, The Playwright's Forum was founded in 1981 in Washington, D.C. by Ernie Joselovitz. We offer an exciting program of activities for playwrights at every level of development, enhanced by the participation of leading universities and professional theatres in the Mid-Atlantic region.
Most importantly, we provide something all too rare in the life of an aspiring playwright: a supportive but disciplined environment within which to study the craft of writing, while maturing and developing your creative talent and skill.
The Playwright's Forum is a highly respected, vigorous, and long-established organization which places its playwrights at the center of a thriving professional theatre community.
How it Works
The Playwright's Forum is a non-profit organization dedicated to the artistic development of talented playwrights from the Washington D.C. area. We offer a supportive but disciplined environment within which to study the craft and nurture your creative talent and skills.
Within the Playwrights Forum there is a three-tier range of membership options: our permanent selective group, Forum 2, for professional playwrights; Forum 1, which consists of 3-month workshops of small-enrollment groups for apprentice playwrights; and an Associate Membership for those who want a less participatory role in our multifaceted program of activities.
Registration information is posted in our newsletter.
Board of Directors
Nick Olcott, director
Board of Advisors
Kathleen Akerley, Longacre Lea Theatre Company
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