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
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
- 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.