The Dramatist Guild Foundation partnered with Samuel French on the ticketing initiative. (Photo by Walter McBride/WireImage)

Playwrights Welcome has broadened its free ticketing initiative for playwrights to include 100 theaters across the country.

The Playwrights Welcome initiative, created by Samuel French with the Dramatists Guild of America, gives available tickets to members and student members of the guild the day of the performance. So far the initiative includes theaters in 26 states, including Roundabout Theatre Company and the Atlantic Theater Company.  

“With Playwrights Welcome, theatre writers can do what has previously been almost impossible due to the prohibitive cost of tickets both in New York and across the country: stay current with their craft,” Doug Wright, president of the Dramatists Guild, said in a press release.

The program began in 2016, and Bruce Lazarus, executive director of Samuel French, said he “looks forward to adding the next 100 in the coming year.”

Other theaters participating include the Geffen Playhouse in Los Angeles, the Goodman Theater in Chicago and the Seattle Repertory Theatre.