The Playwrights Realm (The Realm) is committed to developing and producing theater with artists—and for audiences—who share our belief that the playwright’s vision is central to great theater. Founded in 2007, The Realm is led by Artistic Director Katherine Kovner.
We believe in creating immediate, imaginative and theatrically vital productions that spring from the core of the text—its language, its ideas and its mysteries. Our aim is to foster fresh voices rooted in storytelling traditions but with new points of view. We create long term relationships with early career playwrights and focus on refining their craft and vision. Prioritizing depth over breadth, we focus our resources on displaying the playwright’s potential. We love contemporary playwrights who are intellectually curious, not afraid of ambiguities or of posing big questions even if they don’t know the answer. We are drawn to powerful evocative language, strong dramatic action, multifaceted characters and dynamic accessible stories.