RATTLESTICK PLAYWRIGHTS THEATER is a multi-award-winning 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization which has produced over eighty world premieres in the past twenty seasons and was the recipient of the 2007 Ross Wetzsteon Memorial Obie Award, which recognized us for work and our mission: developing and producing innovative new plays.

Rattlestick’s core operations are composed of its mainstage Off-Broadway productions. In addition to our Mainstage season our Emerging Playwrights Program, run through our literary department, organizes 40-50 public and private readings, followed by talkback sessions for the playwright with our artistic director and literary managers. This enables writers to develop their plays further and provides networking opportunities with directors and actors.

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With your support, Rattlestick will be able to present diverse, challenging and provocative plays that might not otherwise be produced and launch the future voices of the American theater.

-Daniella Topol, Artistic Director



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Rattlestick Playwrights Theater is located at:

224 Waverly Place New York, NY 10014


The theater is easily accessible via the subway, with nearby stops located on the 1, 2, and 3 lines (at 14th Street and Christopher Street/Sheridan Square) and on the A, B, C, D, E, F, and M lines (at West 4th Street).


From 14th Street (1/2/3): Head southwest on 7th Avenue (toward W 12th Street) Turn right onto W 11th Street Turn left onto Waverly Place The theater will be on your RIGHT From


Christopher Street/Sheridan Square (1): Head northeast on 7th Avenue S (toward Christopher Street) Slight left onto Waverly Place The theater will be on your LEFT                         


From West 4th Street (A/B/C/D/E/F/M): Head north on Avenue of the Americas toward Waverly Place Turn left ont0 Waverly Place Turn right to stay on Waverly Place The theater will be on your LEFT