Urban Playwrights United (UPU) is the first professional network to address the specific needs of the independent playwright and producer. From our original inception, serving those producing works on the "urban" circuit, we now encompass creative professionals from all expressions of writing, including theatrical, literature, television and film - on all experience levels. Through connections with resources and information, and an amazing network of like- minded individuals, UPU has served as a direct resource of support for hundreds of writers, producers and directors—from California to Rhode Island, and all the stops in between! When we say, "Join the family!" we mean it literally!
"The information that I've learned from conferences, our group page and genuine support since joining the Urban Playwrights United organization in 2012 is what keeps my business as a production company on fire..."
Passion "P-Say " Roosevelt, P-Say Entertainment - Miami, Florida
"UPU has been more than a growing experience for me. It's a body of playwrights and producers who come together and share their knowledge, uplift and inspire one another. UPU is a home. It’s a family of entertainers who respect one another's vision, style of writing, experience..."
Andrea Clinton, PHP Arts and Entertainment - Rahway, New Jersey
"I started out as a resource to UPU, and ended up becoming a member. The people I've connected with in these last few years have totally transformed the way I think about my writing. I've seen multiple streams of income just through connecting with the members of UPU nationwide!"
Tenita "Bestseller" Johnson, So It Is Written, LLC - Rochester, Michigan
All Membership Levels Include the following:
● Support. Never feel alone in your journey for entertainment success! We have a network of professionals here to share information and experiences.
● UPU Recognition and Awards. UPU recognizes achievements of artistic and business endeavors of our members.
● Gatherings. Our gatherings have transformed the lives of hundreds. It's the crown jewel of our network.
● Volunteer Opportunities. Whether you're a UPU mentor, newsletter contributor, or social media coordinator, there are many ways to be involved.
● Member Gallery. Our members can post pictures from past productions, photo shoots and rehearsals.
● Exposure. Post your events on our UPU Facebook page (only available to official members), opportunities to be featured in blogs, articles and newsletters.
● Opportunities. Project submission opportunities from publishers, contests, film and theatre festivals, promoters and internal UPU collaborations.
Silver Level - $50
Full-time students and Seniors 65 - up
Gold Level - $100
General Membership Level open to all experience levels
Platinum Level - $125
5-7 Years Industry Experience
Black Card Level - $150
7 Plus Years Industry Experience