Sanctuary: Playwrights Theatre is a NYC company of artists for playwrights. We work with writers to grow their plays to meet their ambitious visions. Our core artists, trained in advanced physical techniques and compositional processes such as multi-form improvisation, Moment Work, and the Suzuki and Grotowski methods, provide a strong performance foundation that lets playwrights expand and explore their creative ideas, opening the door for critiques and custom tailoring of new scripts. We specialize in modern work that pushes the imaginative boundaries, and are committed to making fun, amazing, great works that extend the live theatre experience in new and thrilling directions.

In its 12-year history, Sanctuary has created and commissioned new work by Kia Corthron, Lisa D’Amour, Sheila Callaghan, Adam Szymkowicz, Caridad Svich, Jason Grote, Sung Rno, Bob Jude Ferrante, and Lloyd Pace, collaborating with visionary directors such as Sarah Benson, Anne Kaufman, Liesel Tommy, Cat Parker and Katrin Hilbe.