Playwrights Welcome

Playwrights Welcome is a new program developed for Dramatists Guild of America Members by Samuel French along with Dramatists Play Service, Dramatic Publishing, Music Theatre International, Playscripts and Rodgers and Hammerstein. The goal is simple: to provide free access to theatre for playwrights, composers and lyricists. We are invested in the success and artistic health of our industry’s writers, and by extension the vibrancy of the American theatre. We’re also aware that attending theatre is an integral part to how writers learn their craft and grow as artists.

We are proud to take part in Playwrights Welcome, which offers available tickets to professional playwrights on the day of a performance, free of charge. To receive a ticket through Playwrights Welcome at Cleveland Public Theatre, visit or call the CPT Box Office at 216.631.2727 x501. If the performance you are interested in is close to selling out, you will be asked to visit the Box Office in person before the show, where you may be placed on a waiting list for up to 5 minutes before the performance time. Writers must show their Dramatists Guild membership card at the Box Office. Guests of writers are not eligible for free tickets.

For more information on this national program, and to learn which theatres around the country are involved, please click here.