The Playwriting Center of Theater Emory

The Playwriting Center is an initiative of Theater Emory and creates opportunities, at Emory University, where established and emerging writers choose to bring their growing plays for creative nurturance and support.

For over thirty years, The Playwriting Center of Theater Emory has focused on new play initiatives, based on the belief that these efforts enrich not only the play scripts themselves, but all those who choose to engage with them.

The Playwriting Center helped initiate and now enthusiastically supports both the Emory Playwriting Fellowship and the Academic Joint Major in Playwriting through Theater Studies.

New Play Initiatives

The Playwriting Center is invested in new work development, partnering with Emory University faculty and professional playwrights on innovative projects. Currently, Brave News Works, a festival of new and evolving plays is produced biennially and 4:48 challenges four playwrights each summer to write a new play in 48 hours.