If you’re writing playwrite, you’re doing it wrong. While playwrights do indeed write plays, their occupation is that of a playwright. That’s because a “wright” is a maker or manufacturer of things. In addition to being a playwright, you can be a shipwright or a wheelwright.
And moving to the stage, it’s right to write either theater or theatre, but the accepted American spelling is theater. That said, keep the spelling theatre if it’s part of a proper noun.
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