Bishop Arts Theatre Center is proud and honored to take part in Playwrights Welcome, which offers available tickets to professional playwrights on the day of the performance.  To receive a BATC ticket for our Theatre or Speaker Series, bring your Dramatists Guild membership card to our Box Office on the day or night of the performance of your choice to receive your complimentary ticket.

*Cards are non-transferable, one card can claim only one ticket.
Phone reservations are not accepted and the playwright may be asked to provide proof of ID.

The Dramatists Guild of America was established for the purpose of aiding dramatists in protecting both the artistic and economic integrity of their work.

The Guild believes that a vibrant, vital and provocative theatre is an essential element of the ongoing cultural debate which informs the citizens of a free society; and that if such a theatre is to survive, the unique, idiosyncratic voices of both men and women who write for it must be cultivated and protected.

A new program 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 simple: to provide free access to theatre for playwrights, composers, and lyricists. We are invested in the success and artistic health of our industry’s writers and by extension the vibrancy of the American theatre. We’re also aware that attending theatre is an integral part of how writers learn their craft and grow as artists.