Artists and the creative process are at the heart of our identity. Over the past decade, Center Theatre Group has commissioned 65 shows and produced 40 world premieres, making us one of the nation’s leading producers of ambitious new works. We cultivate artists of all generations, contributing to the cultural scene in and beyond Los Angeles by hosting workshops, nurturing playwrights, supporting local theatres, and creating art by and with the community.

Artistic Development & Commissions

Artistic Development & Commissions

As part of our commitment to supporting a new generation of American playwrights, we offer commissions and artistic development to a wide ra...

DouglasPlus

DouglasPlus

DouglasPlus features readings, workshops, conversations, and short-run events of new, in-progress, and experimental theatrical works....

L.A. Writers' Workshop

L.A. Writers' Workshop

The L.A. Writers' Workshop invites seven local playwrights to spend a year researching and writing a new work while receiving feedback from...

Sherwood Award

Sherwood Award

Center Theatre Group’s $10,000 Richard E. Sherwood Award for emerging theatre artists is given annually to nurture innovative and adventur...

August Wilson Monologue Competition

August Wilson Monologue Competition

The August Wilson Monologue Competition enables students from all walks of life to discover August Wilson's profound and deeply relevant wor...