Playwrights Local Announces World Premiere of “Hey Siri”

New drama by Mary E. Weems, Ph.D. explores the impact of technology on three urban lives. Directed by Michael Oatman, the production runs March 20 through 29 at Waterloo Arts in Cleveland. - February 15, 2020

Playwrights Local Announces 2020 Play Lab with Readings of Plays by Mara Layne and Diana Lueptow and Workshop Production of “Sanzaru” by Greg A. Smith

Annual new play incubator program culminates with two free staged readings and one workshop production from February 10 through 16 at Waterloo Arts. - January 20, 2020

Playwrights Local Announces World Premiere of “Live Bodies for Sale”

Powerful new documentary play on the human trafficking crisis in Ohio written by Christopher Johnston. Directed by Terrence Spivey, the production runs November 22 through December 15 at Waterloo Arts in Cleveland. - October 02, 2019

Playwrights Local Announces The 5th Annual Cleveland Playwrights Festival on October 12

Playwrights Local presents its fifth annual free festival of plays, workshops, and special sessions on October 12 at Waterloo Arts in Cleveland. - September 14, 2019

Playwrights Local Announces Its Annual Fundraiser: "Summer Rally 2019: Telling Our Story"

Benefit for theater devoted to locally written works features storytelling, lunch, drinks, raffles, and more. Event held on Sunday, August 11 at Forest City Brewery in Cleveland. - June 05, 2019

Playwrights Local & Powerful Long Ladder Ensemble Present “Thiz Girlz Lyfe”

Powerful new domestic drama set in Cleveland by emerging playwright Ernesta Jefferson. Directed by Terrence Spivey, the co-production runs May 3 through 18 at the Creative Space at Waterloo Arts. - March 28, 2019

Playwrights Local and the Young Playwrights Collective Present "Tatterhood" at Waterloo Arts in Cleveland

Special first-look workshop production of a new musical with book and lyrics by Julia Fisher, music by Vickey McBride, and direction by Tammy Shanley. Performances run April 11 through 13 at the Creative Space at Waterloo Arts. - March 08, 2019

World Premiere of “Above and Beyond” & “The Silence”

New one-act plays from Faye Sholiton and Robert Hawkes presented by Playwrights Local beginning November 2. - October 05, 2018

Playwrights Local Announces The 4th Annual Cleveland Playwrights Festival

Fourth annual free festival of plays, workshops, screenings, and special sessions on September 29 at Waterloo Arts. - August 15, 2018

Playwrights Local of Cleveland Announces Its Summer Rally on August 12

Live theater and music, hors d'oeuvres, a cash bar, a silent auction, and more beginning at 3:00 pm at Nighttown. - July 13, 2018

Playwrights Local and Dobama Theatre Announce World Premiere of "Down by Contact"

New drama about the struggles of a retired quarterback and his family from playwright Les Hunter. Directed by Dale Heinen, the world premiere production runs August 17 through September 2 at the Tudor House of the Gilmour Academy in Gates Mills. - July 11, 2018

Playwrights Local Announces 2018 Play Lab & Spring Workshops

Third annual series of new plays and free workshops presented March 17-18 at Waterloo Arts and April 6 at None Too Fragile. - February 10, 2018

Playwrights Local Announces Roundtable Series Development Workshop

New program of free public readings presented in two sequences in October/November 2017 and January/February 2018, all at Waterloo Arts. - October 05, 2017

The 3rd Annual Cleveland Playwrights Festival - September 23

Playwrights Local presents its third annual free festival of plays, workshops, and special events on September 23 at Waterloo Arts. - July 27, 2017

Playwrights Local Announces 2017 Play Lab & Spring Workshops

Second annual series of new plays and free workshops presented April 12 and 15 at Waterloo Arts. - March 18, 2017

Playwrights Local Announces the Return of “Objectively/Reasonable” in February/March 2017

Critically acclaimed play on the 2014 Tamir Rice shooting in Cleveland to be remounted for four weeks only. Directed by Terrence Spivey, the ensemble-written work returns from February 17 through March 11 at Waterloo Arts. - December 21, 2016

Playwrights Local Announces World Premiere of “This Is Not About My Dead Dog”

New one-person show portrays the tragicomic coming of age of playwright/performer Amy Schwabauer. Directed by Dale Heinen, the production runs January 13 through 28 at Waterloo Arts. - November 18, 2016

Playwrights Local Announces Invited Performances of “Objectively/Reasonable” in NPR and CPAC Events

Excerpts from critically acclaimed play on the 2014 Tamir Rice shooting in Cleveland to be featured in NPR’s “Getting Real About Race” on October 18 and CPAC’s “Moving Forward” on November 17. - October 12, 2016

Playwrights Local Announces the 2nd Annual Cleveland Playwrights Festival

New plays, free workshops, and special events presented November 4 through 6 at Waterloo Arts in Cleveland. - October 01, 2016

Playwrights Local Announces World Premiere of “Objectively/Reasonable”

Documentary play captures community response to the shooting of Tamir Rice in Cleveland in November 2014. Features contributions from six playwrights and direction by Terrence Spivey. Runs August 18 through September 4 at Waterloo Arts. - July 13, 2016

Playwrights Local 4181 Announces World Premiere of "To The Orchard" by Les Hunter

Contemporary drama runs May 27 - June 5 at Waterloo Arts and June 10-12 at Dobama Theatre. - April 16, 2016

Play Lab Weekend of New Works & Writing Classes

Playwrights Local 4181 Announces 2016 Play Lab and Spring Workshops New plays and free workshops presented April 15-17, 2016, at Waterloo Arts Playwrights Local 4181 announces its 2016 Play Lab and Spring Workshops, a series of new plays and writing classes from April 15-17 at Waterloo Arts. This... - March 16, 2016

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