Every theatre piece begins with an idea, a spark of imagination in a playwright’s mind. They stare down the blank page, writing, mulling and fiddling until it has been shaped into a real, impactful piece of art. Without their creativity and devotion, this art form that we love so dearly would simply not exist.

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, free of charge. To receive a ticket through Playwrights Welcome at our theatre, simply make a reservation by calling 901-726-4656, and identify yourself as a Dramatist Guild member. Pending availability, you’ll receive one complimentary ticket to that performance. If you would like to bring a “plus one,” the cost of their ticket will be half-price. You must present your Dramatists Guild membership card when picking up the ticket(s).

For more information on this national program, and to learn which theatres around the country are involved, please visit samuelfrench.com/playwrightswelcome.