Because of snowy weather and difficult traffic conditions we canceled our February 20 meeting. The 90-minute excerpt of a provocative new play: Pablo's Kisses, or, The Execution: A Love Story by Paul K. Smith will instead hit our table Tuesday, March 6. Please click on "Events 2018" to the right for more information about the play.

Our PDX Playwrights You Tube Channel is newly available, thanks to admin team member John Servilio, and featuring some of the many great works from Fertile Ground 2018, with more forthcoming! Check it out HERE!


PDX Playwrights is a group for playwrights who want to meet, hear their scripts read aloud, and share feedback.

Typically we have about a dozen people at each meeting: playwrights, actors, and friends. Plays are read aloud by whomever is at the table that night. We encourage you to attend our sessions even if you aren’t bringing a play. New readers are always welcome!


Our regular readings occur on the first Tuesdays and third Tuesdays of each month. We also hold fifth Tuesday workshops when applicable. These are open to anyone interested in hearing new work read aloud and learning more about PDX Playwrights.


Please see our Playwright FAQ page (from the link on the right of this page) for more details. We also have tips on preparing your script for our readings.


When the month has a fifth week with a Tuesday, you’re in luck. We reserve these dates for one-night workshops or presentations about an element of playwriting. Past sessions have explored structure, dialogue, breaking plays in the development process and entering contests. When a fifth Tuesday approaches, check our events page.


The meetings run 7 to 9 p.m.  They are free, but a hat is passed to cover administrative costs (suggested donation $5). The location typically is one of two gathering places in or near downtown Portland. Our next regular session, featuring an evening’s reading excerpt (Act II) of a new play Pablo’s Kisses, or, The Execution: A Love Story by Paul K. Smith, previously was scheduled for 7 p.m. Tuesday, February 20, but we’ve postponed it because of snowy conditions to the March 6 meeting instead, at the Portland Center Stage Conference Room, 128 NW 11th Ave.

If interested in attending or submitting a play for our regular reading sessions, or if you have questions after visiting our information pages on this site, we welcome inquiries: info@pdxplaywrights.org or submit@pdxplaywrights.org