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What is a "Producer"?

A "Producer" makes a vital contribution to PlayPenn, helping subsidize the cost of Conference workshop activities. "Executive Producer" credit is given for gifts of $5,000 or more; "Associate Producer" credit is given for gifts of $1,500-$4,999. All gifts are tax-deductible to the extent allowable by law. "Producers" are instrumental in bringing new work to Philadelphia, the region, the nation, and beyond. PlayPenn acknowledges its "Producers" by providing special benefits, tiered to each sponsorship level:

Executive Producer Benefits ($5,000+)

  • Executive Dining Room - Invitation to Friday, July 8, 2016 Welcome Dinner with Conference playwrights, featuring a tasting menu at a favorite Philadelphia restaurant
  • Acknowledgment as the Executive Producer of the supported play in the front-of-curtain speech and opportunity to join Artistic Director Paul Meshejian in delivering pre-reading announcements
  • Up to four tickets per Conference event
  • Plus benefits listed below (exclusive of additional Conference tickets)

Associate Producer Benefits ($1,500-$4,999)

  • Credit as Producer of one 2016 Conference play on PlayPenn promotional brochure, email correspondence and Facebook notices, organizational website, and 2016 Conference program
  • Curtain speech recognition at the public reading of the supported 2016 Conference play
  • Invitation to exclusive events, including Friday, July 22, 2016 VIP party and other community-building events for Conference artists (past events have included our Conference artist meet and greet breakfast and our fun company pizza party)
  • Concierge ticketing service for 2016 Conference
  • Unlimited access to Conference workshop rehearsals (with prior notice)
  • An autographed copy of the supported 2016 Conference play
  • Up to four tickets for the supported 2016 Conference play, two tickets to all other Conference events


We extend very special thanks to PlayPenn's 2016 Producers: 

  • Heartland by Gabriel Jason Dean
    Executive Producers: Jean Ruddy and Victor Keen
    Associate Producers: Nancy Boykin and Dan Kern

  • Another Kind of Silence by Lauren Feldman
    Executive Producers: Leonard and Mary Lee Haas
    Associate Producers: Anonymous, Wendy and Lawrence White

  • The Found Dog Ribbon Dance by Dominic Finocchiaro
    Executive Producer: Josephine Klein
    Associate Producer: The Chatham Foundation

  • Heavenly Cosmic by Meghan Kennedy
    Executive Producer: Anne M. Congdon
    Associate Producers: Willy Holtzman, Jan Rothschild

  • Flat Sam by Antoinette Nwandu
    Executive Producer: Patrick Wayman
    Associate Producers: Carol Baker and Mark Stein, Gayle and David Smith

  • Poor Edward by Jonathan Payne
    Executive Producers: Richard and Laura Vague
    Associate Producers: Steven Engelmyer and Lisa Wershaw, Joe Zebrowitz, MD

To become a PlayPenn Producer, please contact Karyn Lyman, Consulting Director of Development, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

A copy of PlayPenn Inc.'s State of Pennsylvania, Bureau of Charitable Organizations registration and financial information may be obtained from the Pennsylvania Department of State by calling toll-free, within Pennsylvania, 1-800-732-0999. Registration does not imply endorsement.

Thank you for assembling such a fantastic group of writers, directors, dramaturgs and actors. I feel like we all learned so much from each other. It is rare to get the opportunity to gather with so many other artists and to feel a part of their work. - Laura Kepley, Director

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