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  • Announcing the New Dramatists Class of 2026
    New Dramatists, an artistic home and developmental laboratory for professional playwrights, is proud to announce the addition of seven writers to its illustrious, dynamic resident playwright company: Will Arbery, Kevin Artigue, Gracie Gardner, Dipika…
    - 5 days ago, 20 May 19, 5:33pm -
  • Upcoming Free Public Readings
    Monday, May 20 @ 4pmPLAYERS by Ray Sipherd (alum)This event takes place at the Actors StudioThursday, May 30 @ 7pmDRUNK AT THE BASE OF THE BODHI TREE by Julie Hébert (alum)
    - 17 days ago, 9 May 19, 12:00am -
  • Calling All Interns!
    Now accepting applications for our summer internship program. April 15 deadline.Click here for more information and to apply!
    - 64 days ago, 22 Mar 19, 12:42pm -
  • New Dramatists to Honor Nathan Lane
    70th Anniversary Spring LuncheonTuesday, May 14, 2019Click here for details!This spring, in celebration of our 70th Anniversary, New Dramatists will honor three-time Tony® Award winner, NATHAN LANE. We recognize Mr. Lane's singular presence as a…
    - 13 Feb 19, 5:01pm -
  • THE TATTOOED LADY by Erin Courtney and Max Vernon
    JOIN US ON FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 15 @ 3PMAll public events at New Dramatists are FREE. Please call 212-757-6960 or click here to reserve your seats!The Tattooed Lady Book by Erin CourtneyMusic & lyrics by Max VernonDirected by Ellie HeymanMusic direc…
    - 12 Feb 19, 8:44pm -
  • 2019 Composer-Librettist Studio Presentation
    JOIN US FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 8 @ 1PMAll public events at New Dramatists are FREE and reservations are required. This event fills to capacity each year. Please call 212-757-6960 or click here to reserve your seats!For two and a half weeks, New Dramatist…
    - 7 Feb 19, 2:27pm -
  • 2018-2019 Season Preview
    Wherever you are throughout this season, chances are there is a production of a play by a New Dramatists writer that is coming to a theatre near you! Visit our full listing of over 365 full productions of work by resident playwrights, alumni, and fe…
    - 6 Sep 18, 11:00am -
  • 2018-2019 Princess Grace Fellow in Playwriting
    New Dramatists is delighted to announce that the 2018-2019 Princess Grace Fellow in Playwriting has been awarded to Vichet Chum for his play, Bald Sisters.
    - 13 Aug 18, 12:00am -
  • NEW PLAYWRIGHTS JOIN NEW DRAMATISTS’ RESIDENT PLAYWRIGHT COMPANY
    New Dramatists, an artistic home and developmental laboratory for professional playwrights, is proud to announce the addition of seven writers to its illustrious, dynamic resident playwright company: J. Julian Christopher, Sarah Gancher, Mike Lew, Vi…
    - 17 May 18, 3:32pm -
  • AWARDS ANNOUNCED AT NEW DRAMATISTS 2018 SPRING LUNCHEON HONORING DENZEL WASHINGTON
    In celebrating its 69th anniversary, New Dramatists, an artistic home and developmental laboratory for professional playwrights, announced several awards recognizing excellence and service in the field of new play development at their Spring Luncheon…
    - 16 May 18, 12:00am -

NYCPlaywrights

  • newJoin the NYCPlaywrights Mailing List

    Join the NYCPlaywrights Mailing List

    Get a weekly update - every Saturday afternoon -  of free theater events in NYC, discounts,  ticket give-aways, top opportunities and fun theater links (Tweeting Playwrights, or  the journey of Hello Dolly from 1835 to Bette Midler etc!)Just cli…
    - 2 hours ago, 25 May 19, 9:52pm -
  • new2019 Marion Thauer Brown Audio Drama Scriptwriting Competition
    web site2019 Marion Thauer Brown Audio Drama Scriptwriting Competition is accepting entries.The MTB Audio Drama Scriptwriting Competition celebrates engaging storytelling with a $250 first prize and $100 second-place prize. All genres considered and…
    - 2 hours ago, 25 May 19, 9:51pm -
  • newSoundwork Monologue Competition
    web site To enter the monologue competition, send a monologue of up to ten minutes duration as an attachment to info@soundwork-uk.co.uk by 30th September 2019. The winner wil have the monologue recorded by a professional actor and placed on Soundclo…
    - 23 hours ago, 25 May 19, 12:30am -
  • newBechdel Group Fall 2019 Workshop Series
    web siteSubmissions for the Fall 2019 Workshop Series are currently open.Submissions will close May 31, 2019.Please read the description of what we do and what we are looking for carefully.We do not produce work. We do not work with scripts that are…
    - 24 hours ago, 25 May 19, 12:00am -
  • Total Theatre Company NYC seeks one-act plays
    web siteTTCONYC is accepting submissions from emerging playwrights in the NYC area for a series of readings beginning in August 2019. We are looking for new work and encourage any and all themes or subject matter.The submission process is FREE.If you…
    - 2 days ago, 24 May 19, 12:30am -
  • RAZE - global ten-minute plays festival
    web siteRAZE is excited to be partnering with LA MADE in 2019, bringing our annual ten-minute international play festival back to the Mark Taper Auditorium at the public library in Downtown Los Angeles CA.The 2019 festival, which is open to playwrigh…
    - 2 days ago, 24 May 19, 12:00am -
  • Därkhorse Drämatists “Four Our Hearts” 2019
    web siteLOVE THEMED PLAY FESTIVAL] Please consider the following guidelines for Därkhorse Drämatists “Four Our Hearts”! This is our smaller festival (Binghamton NY) featuring 4 headlining selections. It’s important to note, that while we favo…
    - 3 days ago, 23 May 19, 12:30am -
  • PICK OF THE VINE – Season 18 (2020)
    web siteLittle Fish Theatre (San Pedro CA) is accepting scripts for our 18th Annual PICK OF THE VINE short play production to be presented in January-February 2020.There will be a $75 flat fee royalty payment to playwrights per play produced.Submissi…
    - 3 days ago, 23 May 19, 12:00am -
  • Discount tickets: ORIGINAL SOUND

    Discount tickets: ORIGINAL SOUND

     ORIGINAL SOUNDThis Spring, A New Beat Takes Over Commerce Street!By Adam SeidelMusic Direction by Daniel OcantoDirected by Elena AraozA young Nuyorican beat maker calls out a rising pop star for ripping off his track. ORIGINAL SOUND is a fierce, fu…
    - 3 days ago, 22 May 19, 1:21pm -
  • 365 Women A Year: a playwriting project 2019
    web siteWelcome 2019 playwrights! We are entering our sixth year of writing pieces about 365 historical women a year! We would love to have you write with us! All of the information on how to participate is below.PLAYS DUE DECEMBER 31, 2019 (There ar…
    - 4 days ago, 22 May 19, 12:30am -

Playscripts Blog

  • AUTHOR SPOTLIGHT: Laura Lundgren Smith
    A playwright since 1999, Laura Lundgren Smith‘s plays have had over 200 award-winning productions all around the world. She holds a Bachelor of Arts with Honors in Theatre and English and a Master of Arts in Theatre from Texas A&M University at Co…
    - 24 Jan 19, 12:59pm -
  • AUTHOR SPOTLIGHT: John Leverett & Whitney Teubner
    We’re wrapping up 2018 with an interview of the playwriting team behind How to Ruin a Promposal. Learn more about John & Whitney… Playscripts: Tell us about how each of your writing journeys began. John Leverett: I fell in love with stories an…
    - 4 Dec 18, 12:38pm -
  • AUTHOR SPOTLIGHT: Kat Funkhouser
    We sat down with Playwright Kat Funkhouser, author of “Double, Double” and co-author of “Unbreakable Timmy Cratchit”. Playscripts: Tell us how you first got into playwriting! Kat Funkhouser: I believe my first attempt at playwriting was an el…
    - 6 Nov 18, 4:44pm -
  • AUTHOR SPOTLIGHT: Ginna Hoben
    Playscripts sat down with successful playwright Ginna Hoben, author of “12 Days of Christmas” Learn more about Ginna below… Playscripts: Tell us how your writing journey began. Ginna Hoben: My writing grew out of my acting. I got a BFA in Act…
    - 4 Sep 18, 10:12am -
  • AUTHOR SPOTLIGHT: Bryan Harnetiaux
                Playscripts met up with award-winning playwright Bryan Harnetiaux, author of “NATIONAL PASTIME.” Learn more about Bryan…   Tell us how you first decided you wanted to write. Probably had playwright yearnings as a kid, but no…
    - 2 Aug 18, 9:49am -
  • Author Spotlight: Catherine Filloux
    Playscripts met up with award-winning playwright Catherine Filloux, author of “Selma ’65” and “Eyes of the Heart”.     Playscripts: What inspired you to begin writing? Did you always know you wanted to be a playwright? Catherine Filloux:…
    - 2 Jul 18, 2:46pm -
  • Author Spotlight: Quincy Long, Author of “Daughters of Io”
    We took the time to reach out to Quincy Long, author of “Daughters of Io” and “The Virgin Molly”. Playscripts: Where did your writing career begin? Quincy Long: It began in college. One of my professors played a recording of T.S. Eliot’s…
    - 4 Jun 18, 3:43pm -
  • An Interview with Jonathan Dorf, Author of 4 A.M.
    We caught up with Playscripts author, Jonathan Dorf, at Florida Thespians! Learn about Jonathan's path to becoming a writer, about his work, and what aspiring writers can take away from his success.
    - 2 May 18, 9:55am -
  • Interview with Emmett Loverde, Author of “Good Business Sense”
    We took the time to interview Emmett Loverde, author of Good Business Sense, A Timely Manuever, and The Maginot Line. Get to know Emmett below!   Playscripts: Tell us about your writing career- what inspired you to begin writing? Emmett Loverde: I…
    - 2 Apr 18, 2:50pm -
  • 6 Questions with Taryn Temple author of The Princess Capers
      We sat down with author Taryn Temple to discuss her hit comedy The Princess Capers and what it takes to be an established playwright. Playscripts: What was the inspiration behind The Princess Capers? Taryn Temple: The basic premise of putting famo…
    - 27 Nov 17, 4:03pm -

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The Office of Letters and Light Blog

  • Improv Games to Help You Walk in Your Characters’ Shoes

    Improv Games to Help You Walk in Your Characters’ Shoes

    What does it feel like to walk in your character’s shoes? How do they move? How can we step into the mind and body of our characters to begin to see the world through their eyes? Today, we’ve based our blog post on a webcast led by founder and E…
    - 1 day ago, 24 May 19, 1:00pm -
  • Don’t Forget to Find the Fun in Storytelling

    Don’t Forget to Find the Fun in Storytelling

    As writers, we must learn to be self-motivated. Having a supportive community of fellow writers is an amazing resource. However, at the end of the day, it’s all up to you. If you don’t tell your story, who will? It can be so tempting to get bogge…
    - 3 days ago, 22 May 19, 1:29pm -
  • Publishing: Where do I start?

    Publishing: Where do I start?

    Maybe you’re at a point in your writing where you have an actual manuscript sitting on your desk. Congratulations! Now, how do you take that looming stack of finely turned phrases and well-placed plot points and convert them into a bound book? Toda…
    - 5 days ago, 20 May 19, 4:46pm -
  • 5 Quick Tips for Writing Science Fiction

    5 Quick Tips for Writing Science Fiction

    If you love writing stories about aliens, other worlds, and technological advances, you’ve come to the right space. Sci-fi can be an intimidating genre to jump into. Fortunately, you don’t have to make the leap alone. Today, we are offering some…
    - 8 days ago, 17 May 19, 1:00pm -
  • What happens when you sit down to write a novel?This meme was...

    What happens when you sit down to write a novel?This meme was...

    What happens when you sit down to write a novel?This meme was going around Twitter yesterday, and we couldn’t resist making a few of our own. What happens when you sit down to write? Tag yourself or a friend!1. Too many plot bunnies2. Dragging your…
    - 10 days ago, 15 May 19, 2:38pm -
  • What to Do While You’re Waiting for Your Book to Be Published

    What to Do While You’re Waiting for Your Book to Be Published

    Are you finding yourself caught up in transition time between being a hopeful writer and a published author? Today, author and NaNoWriMo participant M.A Hinkle offers 3 simple tips for those lucky writers on the brink of publication: I’ve always pr…
    - 12 days ago, 13 May 19, 3:41pm -
  • Did you know that we had over 7,000 classrooms on our Young...

    Did you know that we had over 7,000 classrooms on our Young...

    Did you know that we had over 7,000 classrooms on our Young Writers Program in 2017, and sent 2,500 free classroom kits to educators around the world? We’re proud that our programs help support teachers, and we’re happy to celebrate Teacher Appre…
    - 16 days ago, 10 May 19, 11:00am -
  • Meet NaNoWriMo Writers Board Member Mur Lafferty

    Meet NaNoWriMo Writers Board Member Mur Lafferty

    Our amazing Writers Board consists of some of our favorite NaNo-novelists. They help connect us with the bigger publishing world, as well as contribute to our programs, initiatives, and writer resources. Today, we’d like to introduce the newest mem…
    - 17 days ago, 8 May 19, 2:37pm -
  • How to Build Your Fictional World with Games!

    How to Build Your Fictional World with Games!

    Howdoes the world of your story work? Today, we’ve based our blog post on a webcast led by founder and Executive Director of The Society of Young Inklings, Naomi Kinsman. Naomi leads improv-based workshops that use a set of quick-thinking and mov…
    - 19 days ago, 6 May 19, 2:00pm -
  • How did April’s Camp NaNoWriMo session go for you?...

    How did April’s Camp NaNoWriMo session go for you?...

    How did April’s Camp NaNoWriMo session go for you? Congratulations to all the writers who participated!If you made a big push to finish a project last month, take a little bit of time to relax, or check out some of our “next step” resources! A…
    - 22 days ago, 3 May 19, 3:29pm -

The Unknown Playwright Speaks

  • Presidential Candidate Visits Illuminati HQ

    Presidential Candidate Visits Illuminati HQ


    - 3 Jul 15, 1:53pm -
  • Report from the Campaign Trail -- Uke Jackson for President

    Report from the Campaign Trail -- Uke Jackson for President

    Uke Jackson on the campaign trail to the White House at Marando Farms in Fort Lauderdale. “Give us back our goats! Washington got my goat, how about you?” continues to resound as the campaign theme and Free Beer is still the most popular campai…
    - 15 May 15, 5:41pm -
  • War on Thirst -- FREE BEER! Uke Jackon for President

    War on Thirst -- FREE BEER! Uke Jackon for President

    This video explains why I don't hve to explain how I will pay for all the free beer once I am President of the United States. Thank you for your support. God bless America! I approve this message:
    - 11 May 15, 4:13pm -
  • Uke Jackson for President 2016 -- Free Beer

    Uke Jackson for President 2016 -- Free Beer

    Wow! It's been awhile. New books out and so forth. But most importantly, I'm running for President. Like the other candidates, I am making promises. The main promise is Free Beer (wine option available).Here's a link to the campaign videos on my YouT…
    - 2 May 15, 1:14pm -
  • KARL MARX’S BRASSIERES

    KARL MARX’S BRASSIERES

    It was 1983 and I was a guest of the West German Cultural Academy (Akademie der Kunst) in Berlin. It was the first time I visited there; and the first time I saw The Wall it almost brought me to tears that I could be p[art of a race of beings who cou…
    - 9 Nov 14, 4:34pm -
  • Coming in June -- Tom Buck and The Screaming Stink

    Coming in June -- Tom Buck and The Screaming Stink

    Story of the Month for June / July coming soon.
    - 29 May 14, 1:26am -
  • OBIE AWARDS WINNERS 2014

    OBIE AWARDS WINNERS 2014

    THE 59th ANNUAL VILLAGE VOICE OBIE AWARDS WINNERS ANNOUNCED2014New York, NY – The 59th Annual Village Voice Obie Awards, celebrating achievement in the Off-Broadway and off-off Broadway theater, were given out at a ceremony last night at Webste…
    - 20 May 14, 4:28pm -
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     THE 59th ANNUAL VILLAGE VOICE OBIE AWARDS CEREMONY ANNOUNCE LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT & ENTERTAIMENT FOR MAY 19TH CEREMONYESTELLE PARSONS Will Receive theLifetime Achievement Obie Special Performance from the Smash Hit Off-Broadway Musical Direct From T…
    - 13 May 14, 2:27pm -
  • Invasive Species -- May 2014 Story of the Month

    Invasive Species -- May 2014 Story of the Month

    This month's Story of the Month is free. It is dedicated to gardeners everywhere.Invasive Speciesby Uke Jackson A quilx consumes a whole lunjaba fruit and spits out thirty two seeds in rapid succession. At that moment a slight rip occurs in the fabri…
    - 28 Apr 14, 11:00am -
  • The Obies Are Coming ! 2014 Edition

    The Obies Are Coming ! 2014 Edition

    THE 59th ANNUAL VILLAGE VOICE OBIE AWARDS CEREMONY ANNOUNCED Tickets Go On Sale April 9thThe OBIE Awards Ceremony Will Be Co-Hosted By: Tamara Tunie & Hamish LinklaterThe OBIE Awards Will Be Presented By:Betsy Aidem Harvey Fierstein Lena HallAndy…
    - 2 Apr 14, 9:32am -
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  • An Update from Our Artistic Directors
    The now-expired Equity 99-Seat Plan enabled Boston Court to grow and develop in ways that would never have been possible if that plan had not existed. Many of our careers were built in 99-seat houses, and we wear that badge … Continue reading →
    - 3 Feb 17, 12:34pm -
  • Announcing Boston Court’s New Executive Director

    Announcing Boston Court’s New Executive Director

    BOSTON COURT PERFORMING ARTS CENTER NAMES KYLE CLAUSEN EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR January 25, 2017 – Following an extensive nationwide search, Boston Court Performing Arts Center Board Chair Sarah Lyding announced today that Mr. Kyle Clausen will join the…
    - 25 Jan 17, 4:28pm -
  • The Golden Dragon: Production photos

    The Golden Dragon: Production photos

    Photo credit: Ed Krieger
    - 20 May 16, 6:36pm -
  • The Golden Dragon: Review Rundown

    The Golden Dragon: Review Rundown

    CRITIC’S CHOICE “Michetti’s production, incorporating Sara Ryung Clement’s abstract set design of metal scaffolding, projects onto the harsh narrative backdrop a Mary Zimmerman-esque whimsicality. The gushing blood from the young man’s toot…
    - 20 May 16, 6:32pm -
  • Colony Collapse: Production photos

    Colony Collapse: Production photos

    Photo credit: Ed Krieger
    - 3 Mar 16, 5:53pm -
  • Review rundown: Colony Collapse

    Review rundown: Colony Collapse

    CRITIC’S CHOICE “In Kubzansky’s hands, the complex storytelling finds the seamlessness, emotional resonance and magic that are characteristic of her work at Boston Court, where she is co-artistic director, and elsewhere. Set designer Susan Gra…
    - 3 Mar 16, 5:18pm -
  • Seven Spots on the Sun: video preview
    Seven Spots on the Sun, by Martin Zimmerman from Boston Court on Vimeo.
    - 16 Oct 15, 8:29pm -
  • Review Rundown: Seven Spots on the Sun

    Review Rundown: Seven Spots on the Sun


    - 16 Oct 15, 8:28pm -
  • SHIV: Review Rundown

    SHIV: Review Rundown

    CRITIC’S CHOICE Riffing on a modern-day incarnation of the goddess Shiva, this subtly crafted portrait of a Hindu immigrant girl’s coming-of-age in her new American homeland shapes seemingly unrelated narrative fragments into a poetic, often humo…
    - 20 Jul 15, 8:31pm -
  • SHIV: Production photography

    SHIV: Production photography

    Photo credit: Ed Krieger
    - 8 Jul 15, 8:39pm -

Working Title Playwright Blog

  • Working Title Playwrights Student Mentorship Program
    Working Title Playwrights is pleased to revive our blog and to welcome the 12 students selected for the Working Title Playwrights Atlanta Student Mentorship Program, funded through a grant from the Rhame Family Foundation. The program provides struct…
    - 25 Sep 16, 3:36pm -
  • March/April Update from Artistic Director Jill Patrick

    March/April Update from Artistic Director Jill Patrick

    2015 promises to be a banner year of new play development in Atlanta.  We are seeing new plays and emerging playwrights being nurtured throughout the city, not only within WTP, but across our community by such theatres as small as … Continue readi…
    - 24 Feb 15, 11:07am -
  • Director Elisa Carlson on THE NIGHTINGALE ROSE or BITCH OF BALACLAVA

    Director Elisa Carlson on THE NIGHTINGALE ROSE or BITCH OF BALACLAVA

      I met Patricia when I served as Working Title’s dramaturg for a workshop of her fascinating collaboration with Shawna Tucker, ANTHONY + CLEOPATRA Remix.  As sometimes happens when artists are brought together, I felt an immediate kinship with P…
    - 24 Feb 15, 11:02am -
  • What’s in a name, right? by Patricia Henritze

    What’s in a name, right? by Patricia Henritze

    A number of years ago I started writing a piece inspired by Florence Nightingale. It started as a twenty-minute monologue, and over the next few years it began to emerge as a play.  As the work took shape I would … Continue reading →
    - 24 Feb 15, 10:57am -
  • January/February update from Artistic Director Jill Patrick

    January/February update from Artistic Director Jill Patrick

    2014 is behind us now, and what a year it was! WTP members celebrated more awards, productions, and publications than ever before in our history. WTP’s board of directors diligently worked at accomplishing all the goals set by feedback from … Con…
    - 9 Jan 15, 1:01pm -
  • Erik Ehn Workshop

    Erik Ehn Workshop

    Erik Ehn, the head of the playwriting department at Brown University, will be leading a day-long seminar on March 21st. The topic: “Writing Suddenly and Abundantly — a process without blocks from inception to editing.”  This promises to be one…
    - 9 Jan 15, 12:58pm -
  • Resident Dramaturg Neeley Gossett on THE CANNIBALS- An Ethel Woolson Lab

    Resident Dramaturg Neeley Gossett on THE CANNIBALS- An Ethel Woolson Lab

      We only have one TV in my house, so every Sunday night, my husband and I learn to share. He religiously watches The Walking Dead, and although I am ashamed to admit it, I am addicted to The Real … Continue reading →
    - 25 Nov 14, 1:21pm -
  • Playwright Theroun D’arcy Patterson on THE CANNIBALS

    Playwright Theroun D’arcy Patterson on THE CANNIBALS

    The Cannibals began as I was thinking about the future as it relates to America, and what it might look like if current global tensions played out to their possible conclusions.  What if our enemies align themselves against us for … Continue readi…
    - 25 Nov 14, 1:15pm -
  • December Update from Artistic Director Jill Patrick

    December Update from Artistic Director Jill Patrick

    I’ve been sitting on pins and needles waiting for some big and bigger news to arrive in my mailbox to share with everyone, only to have to sit a bit longer. During this time, I have been polishing a couple … Continue reading →
    - 25 Nov 14, 1:01pm -
  • Upcoming November Dramatist Guild Event: Friday Night Footlights
    November Dramatists Guild Event Free and Open to the Public DG Friday Night Footlights Atlanta-Style Friday, November 14, 2014 Fabrefaction Theatre Conservatory 999 Brady Avenue NW – Atlanta, GA 30318 Parking on street or valet in parking lot Plan…
    - 28 Oct 14, 11:02am -
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