Playwrights Foundation is one of RHE’s first grantees. As a center for new play development that supports and champions contemporary playwrights in the creation of new works to sustain theater as a vital, dynamic art form, PF’s purpose is to identify exceptional writers, and give them space, time and artistic collaborators to explore their new theatrical ideas, untried experiments, and untested theories. Through our devotion to the work of contemporary playwrights, we are honored to embody the spirit of Richard H. Epstein, a life-long teacher and lover of theater; and continue our long, and fruitful relationship with RHE’s founder, Jennifer Sousae, who served as a member of PF’s Board of Directors for eight years, including a term as our Board President. With RHE’s support we cast our hopes and dreams for the future of American theatre.