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Playwrights Union is an inclusive group of writers working in theater, film and television that actively fosters growth for LA-based playwrights and provides a supportive artistic community.
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Join us for FIRST PEEK 2024 June 8 – 16 at City Garage Theatre in Santa Monica! FREE Readings of 9 Brand New Plays from PU Writers… 

Meet the Playwrights

KEVIN DOUGLAS

Kevin Douglas (writer) received a B.F.A in acting from The Theatre School at DePaul University....

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TIRA PALMQUIST

TIRA PALMQUIST

TIRA PALMQUIST’s plays include Two Degrees, Ten Mile Lake (Serenbe Playhouse), Age of Bees (MadLab Theater, Tesseract), And Then They Fell, and...

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WENDY WEINER

WENDY WEINER

Wendy Weiner is a playwright and TV writer. Her work walks the line between comedy...

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CAROLYN KRAS

CAROLYN KRAS

Carolyn Kras is a writer whose honors include the Visionary Playwright Award, Fulbright Fellowship, Hamptons...

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VICTOR LESNIEWSKI

VICTOR LESNIEWSKI

Victor Lesniewski’s plays include The Fifth Domain (World Premiere at Contemporary American Theater Festival), Couriers...

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JENNIFER MAISEL

Jennifer Maisel’s The Last Seder premiered Off-Broadway with Gaby Hoffmann and Greg Mullavey after productions...

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JULIANNE JIGOUR

JULIANNE JIGOUR

Julianne Jigour’s plays have been produced by or developed with PlayGround, the Antaeus Playwrights Lab,...

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ERIC RUDNICK

Erick Rudnick started out as an actor and began writing by performing his own one-person...

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DAVID MYERS

DAVID MYERS

David Myers’ work has been developed at Berkeley Rep, La Jolla Playhouse, South Coast Rep,...

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VASANTI SAXENA

Vasanti Saxena is a Los Angeles-based writer whose work explores the fissures of family and...

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Jennifer Berry

JENNIFER BERRY

Jennifer Berry’s play “Big Pharma” about the rise of the anti-depressant drug industry and the...

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MARLOW WYATT

MARLOW WYATT

Kansas City native, Marlow Wyatt is a magna cum laude graduate of Howard University’s Theater...

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MATT HOVERMAN

Matt is a Drama Desk-nominated comedic playwright and Emmy, Humanitas and Sentinel Award-winning TV writer.

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LEVITICUS JELKS

LEVITICUS JELKS

Levi Jelks, an Atlanta born native, is currently the proud co-recipient of the KCACTF Lorraine...

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ALEX GOLDBERG

Alex Goldberg is an award-winning playwright, screenwriter and director. More than a dozen of his plays,...

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MINITA GANDHI

MINITA GANDHI

Minita is most known for her critically acclaimed solo-show Muthaland which was workshopped at Silk...

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Brianna Barrett playwright

BRIANNA BARRETT

Brianna Barrett is a writer and performer fascinated with identity crises, double lives, mortality, grief,...

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KHARI WYATT

KHARI WYATT

Khari Wyatt has written for theatre, television, and various journalistic publications such as the National...

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CHRISTINA HAM

CHRISTINA HAM

Christina Ham’s plays have been developed and produced both nationally and internationally with the Kennedy...

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JENNIE WEBB

JENNIE WEBB

Jennie Webb is an independent Los Angeles playwright and dramaturg (she created and ran the...

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Wayne T. Carr

Was the Shakespeare consultant on The Tragedy of Macbeth film starring Denzel Washington and Frances...

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Jami Brandli

JAMI BRANDLI

JAMI BRANDLI’s plays include The Romeo and Juliet Senior Citizens Project: A Comedy, M-Theory: a play told...

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