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About the Missouri Playwrights Workshop

The Missouri Playwrights Workshop (MPW) was founded by Dr. David Crespy in 1998, and is a project of MU's Department of Theatre and Writing For Performance program. For the last ten years, MPW has presented readings of new stage and screen plays by Missouri playwrights throughout the school year and is free and open to the public. Please feel free to join us as an actor, writer, director or audience member, as well as participate in the discussion of the plays in our new play development process!

The Missouri Playwrights Workshop meets every Tuesday evening from 7 to 10 p.m. in the north ground-floor lounge of Memorial Union on the MU campus. The workshop is closed over the summer and winter breaks.

Learn more about the Missouri Playwrights Workshop:

  • Schedule — see a listing of plays being read at the workshop and its ongoing schedule of new plays written by MU students, faculty, staff and the community.
  • Guidelines — find out more about how we run the workshop.
  • History — read more about our past productions and how the MPW has evolved.

  • Awards — view a list of our awards and accolades.
  • Mizzou New Play Series — learn more about the the presented new plays from the Missouri Playwrights Workshop in concert and staged readings featuring student directors, playwrights and actors.


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Last Update: Nov. 17, 2003