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.

Forward Theater is proud to take part in Playwrights Welcome. To obtain a ticket on the day of a performance, please contact a Forward Theater staff member at the theater. Forward staff members will be present in the lobby outside the theater entrance starting 30 minutes before curtain, and will arrange a comp ticket for that performance through the Overture Center box office. Please note that you must present your Dramatists Guild membership card when requesting a ticket.

For more information on this national program, and to learn which theaters around the country are involved, please visit