Playwrights Ink is a Madison, WI non-profit association of theater artists dedicated to the development of playwrights and their work. Our members include area playwrights, actors, directors, and theater enthusiasts.

Through informal readings at our monthly meetings we help writers develop their scripts. Actors read a writer’s script, which is followed by a discussion during which members explain what they thought was effective and offer constructive suggestions. Anyone can attend a meeting and offer feedback.

While we are not a production company, we have on occasion presented public staged readings of our members’ plays, following which we encourage audience feedback. In July 2013, in honor of our 21st year, Madison Performance Collective with Mercury Players Theatre produced Coming of Age, a showcase of seven plays by Playwrights Ink members.

Playwrights Ink usually meets on the third Monday of every month at the Lowell Center on the UW-Madison campus. We have a group on Facebook.