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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.

WE ARE PARTICULARLY PROUD OF JASON GRAY PLATT’S CROWN OF SHADOWS, discovered and developed by The Inkwell, WHICH WAS NOMINATED FOR A HELEN HAYES AWARD FOR BEST NEW PLAY OF 2012!

PLEASE MAKE A GENEROUS INKVESTMENT IN THE INKWELL TODAY!