Due to Covid-19, all currently running PDC programs will be meeting on a digital platform.
Playwright's Happy Hour
Happy Hour is always free. We welcome actors & audience as well as playwrights. Happy hour is a free meet-up taking place on alternating Mondays, 6-8pm. We read through scripts aloud, followed by a lively, moderated discussion.
The Writer's Circle is another meet up offered by the PDC. Each session is divided by half hours, where materials are read from hear from six attendees. Several goals include hearing what other playwrights are working on, socializing with other playwrights, trying out scenes on an audience, and sharing ideas about playwriting. Writers Circle takes place every other Saturday, from 11am to 1pm.
Happy Hour Long Reads
Every other month, the PDC offers a special edition Happy Hour where we feature one full length script and bring in actors for a semi-staged reading. Please note that this program is only open to pieces which have previously been workshopped at PDC programs.
The Philadelphia Dramatist Center holds various events and showcases throughout the year including: