PlaywrightsWelcomeNewLogo Color BAT with Samuel French Publishing and Dramatists Guild of America offers free tickets to Guild member playwrights. It is a program called Playwrights Welcome.

In Washington, the participating theaters are:

Burien Actors Theatre (Burien)
Intiman Theatre (Seattle)
Seattle Repertory Theatre (Seattle)
Village Theatre (Issaquah)

Playwrights Welcome was 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 to provide free access to theatre for playwrights, composers, and lyricists. BAT is invested in the success and artistic health of playwrights, and by extension the vibrancy of theatre. BAT is aware that attending theatre is an integral part of learning the craft.

BAT is proud to be part of Playwrights Welcome, which offers available tickets to professional playwrights on the day of a performance, free of charge. To receive a BAT ticket through Playwrights Welcome please email BAT at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call BAT at 206-242-5180 on the day of the performance you would like to attend. If there are tickets still available, BAT will hold one ticket for you at BAT's box office. To pick up your ticket, you must present your Dramatists Guild membership card.

For more information on the national program, and to learn which theaters around the country are involved, please visit samuelfrench.com/resources/playwrights-welcome.

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