AND MAKE AN INKVESTMENT IN PLAYS AND PLAYMAKERS THAT PUSH BOUNDARIES!
The Inkwell is discovering the next generation of playwrights who are creating the most original, inventive, and thrilling plays. We’re also building a community of playwrights, playmakers, and playgoers here in DC who are deeply invested in making new plays.
In six years, here’s what we’ve accomplished:
- We’ve made connections with more than 1,000 playwrights across the country through four open call for submissions.
- We’ve presented you — through FIRST CONTACT showcase readings, INKREADINGS, and INKUBATOR Productions — 89 entirely new plays that thrill, delight, amaze, and push the boundaries of theater.
- Eight plays that we have discovered and developed have gone to world premieres across the country.
- We’ve brought together more than 400 of DC’s playmakers to work with us on new plays, providing these directors, dramaturgs, designers, and actors a unique opportunity in new play development.