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  • COVID-19 Update: 3/13/2020
    New Dramatists is electing to pause our facility operations and programs, effective Saturday, March 14 through Monday, April 13. Any and all scheduled projects, readings, and work sessions are cancelled and will be rescheduled when operations resum…
    - 27 days ago, 11 Mar 20, 4:31pm -
  • Calling all interns!

    - 53 days ago, 14 Feb 20, 4:02pm -
  • Princess Grace Application Window NOW OPEN!

    Princess Grace Application Window NOW OPEN!

    CLICK HERE FOR GUIDELINES AND TO APPLYNew Dramatists is now accepting applications from early-career playwrights for the Princess Grace Award in Playwriting and one-season residency at New Dramatists! The deadline to apply is Monday, March 16 at 5P…
    - 53 days ago, 14 Feb 20, 10:33am -
  • CALLING ALL INTERNS!
    New Dramatists is now accepting applications for the Spring 2020 Bernard B. Jacobs Internship Program. The deadline to apply is December 4, 2019. Click here for information and to apply.
    - 12 Nov 19, 12:46pm -
  • Calling All Composers! Composer-Librettist Studio
    The submissions window for the Jan-Feb 2020 Composer-Librettist Studio is now open! Apply before 11/22/19!The New Dramatists Composer-Librettist Studio, presented in collaboration with Nautilus Music-Theater, is designed to provide an opportunity fo…
    - 5 Nov 19, 12:00am -
  • Nocturnal Commissions Annual Benefit
    Join us on October 21, 2019 for the commissioning challenge of the year! Choose your adventure!Click here for benefit tickets and more information! This whirlwind evening includes complimentary dinner, wine, and a program of short pieces that are c…
    - 9 Oct 19, 4:45pm -
  • 2019-2020 Season Preview
    Plays by New Dramatists writers are coming to a theatre near you! Click here to see a listing of over 375 productions by state.
    - 1 Oct 19, 5:38pm -
  • Welcome 2019-2020 Princess Grace Fellow!
    We are delighted to welcome our 2019-2020 Princess Grace Fellow, Erika Dickerson-Despenza, who won the Award for her play, cullud wattah, which is being produced next spring at the Public Theater. A copy of the play can be found in New Dramatists' li…
    - 1 Sep 19, 12:00am -
  • 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…
    - 20 May 19, 5:33pm -
  • 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 -

NYCPlaywrights

  • newStonecoast Review Issue #13: Superstition
    web siteDeadline: April 15, 2020 SUBMIT VIA SUBMITTABLEISSUE #13 CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS!The theme of Stonecoast Review Issue #13 is Superstition. This theme can be as loosely defined as necessary. Some phrases to give you a sense of what we’re looki…
    - 9 hours ago, 7 Apr 20, 12:30am -
  • newPanglossian Productions seeking full-length and 10-minute plays for Area 51 project
    web siteDeadline: April 13, 2020Williamsburg, VAPanglossian Productions is seeking submissions for our Area 51 project  to be presented on July 31 & August 1, 2020. We are looking for both original full-length and 10-minute plays written around the…
    - 10 hours ago, 7 Apr 20, 12:00am -
  • newBava's Gift, an ICRL Playwriting Competition
    web siteDeadline: Wednesday, April 15th at 9:00 pm EDTBased on events that can only be described as miraculous, the book "Bava’s Gift" blends ideas in science and spirituality, and delivers a fresh and engaging perspective about the nature of such…
    - 10 hours ago, 6 Apr 20, 11:48pm -
  • newThe Playwrights Group Weekly Workshop

    The Playwrights Group Weekly Workshop

    STUCK AT HOME? GOOD TIME TO GET SOME WRITING DONETAKE ADVANTAGE OF OUR ONLINE OFFERINGSScript ConsultationsHave a script you want feedback on?  Just send a PDF of your script and you’ll get the answers you’re looking for via email, phone or…
    - 24 hours ago, 6 Apr 20, 10:17am -
  • THE MIRANDA FAMILY ‘VOCES LATINX’ NATIONAL PLAYWRITING COMPETITION
    web siteDeadline: April 15, 2020 REQUIREMENTS*PLEASE READ CAREFULLY*Plays that do not meet these requirements will not be considered.Subject matter and characters must resonate with Latinx audiences and accurately depict the Latinx/Hispanic experienc…
    - 1 day ago, 6 Apr 20, 12:30am -
  • Aurand Harris Memorial Playwrighting Award 2020
    web siteDeadline: May 1, 2020Milford, ConnecticutThis award was created in 1997 to honor the late Aurand Harris (1915-1996) for his lifetime dedication to all aspects of professional theatre for young audiences.A panel of judges named by the NETC Exe…
    - 1 day ago, 6 Apr 20, 12:00am -
  • #ENOUGH: PLAYS TO END GUN VIOLENCE
    web siteDeadline: June 20, 2020 11:59 PMStudents in grades 6-12 are encouraged to submit ten-minute plays confronting the issue of gun violence for consideration, now through June 20, 2020. The winning plays will be made available for free to commun…
    - 2 days ago, 5 Apr 20, 1:25pm -
  • Play at Home ~ short plays that can be performed at home
    web siteIn March 2020 a bunch of theaters* were producing plays, business as usual, when a global pandemic had other plans. Prioritizing the safety of their communities, they made difficult decisions to cease or postpone programming for the remainder…
    - 2 days ago, 5 Apr 20, 12:30am -
  • 15-Minute Musical Challenge
    web siteDeadline: May 15, 2020  Help Celebrate the Power of Musical TheatreIn all times, but especially during challenging times, we believe that musical theatre has the power to elevate the human experience and uplift each other.Most of us will spe…
    - 2 days ago, 5 Apr 20, 12:00am -
  • Gi60 2020: The 16th Annual International One Minute Theatre Festival
    web siteDeadline: APRIL 15, 2020Gi60 is open to everybody; all you need is an idea and an internet connection. Since 2004, the Gi60 festival has premiered over two thousand new pieces of work written by people of all ages and backgrounds from around…
    - 3 days ago, 4 Apr 20, 12:30am -

Playscripts Blog

  • Free Reads Special Edition
    While learning environments are transitioning to online, we at Playscripts are committed to keeping theatre education alive. Whether you are looking for the perfect play to read as a class or the ideal monologue to add to your repertoire, Playscrip…
    - 20 days ago, 18 Mar 20, 4:04pm -
  • A Message from Playscripts; Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update
    To Our Valued Customers, I’m writing to let you know we at Playscripts are here for you in this time of uncertainty. We know many of you are waiting to hear if your schools and venues will close and if your scheduled performances will go on. We ar…
    - 25 days ago, 13 Mar 20, 4:15pm -
  • Approved Plays for Live Streaming
    In response to theatres around the country looking for alternatives to cancelling their productions due to COVID-19, we have worked with our playwrights to approve a one-time, non-precedent setting approvals for live streaming our productions. If…
    - 25 days ago, 13 Mar 20, 11:13am -
  • 2019 Full-Length Releases
    Missed any of our Full-Length releases in 2019? Find them here all in one place:   
    - 83 days ago, 15 Jan 20, 11:51am -
  • 2019 One-Act Releases
    Missed any of our One-Act releases in 2019? Find them here all in one place:
    - 91 days ago, 7 Jan 20, 10:29am -
  • AUTHOR SPOTLIGHT: Tess Barker

    - 16 Dec 19, 3:02pm -
  • Make it a Playscripts Holiday!
    ‘Tis the season… to produce one of Playscripts holiday hits! Here’s a list of both one-acts and full-lengths perfect for just about any audience!   1. A Wicked Christmas Carol by Bobby Keniston Holiday 110-120 Minutes 14f, 10m, 7 either Th…
    - 6 Nov 19, 12:17pm -
  • Which Halloween Playscripts Play Are You?

    - 30 Sep 19, 4:56pm -
  • 10 One-Act Plays to Get Excited About!
    Playscripts is the home for some of the most-produced One-Act Plays in the United States, including Check, Please and 10 Ways to Survive the Zombie Apocalypse! [1] Now, check out some of the newest titles added to our catalogue that are hot on th…
    - 24 Sep 19, 2:55pm -
  • Playscripts Acquires Rights to THE SHAWSHANK REDEMPTION
    Playscripts has acquired the performance rights to The Shawshank Redemption, adapted by Owen O’Neill and Dave Johns from Stephen King’s novel and subsequent film. Based on the 1982 novella Rita Hayworth and Shawshank Redemption by celebra…
    - 19 Sep 19, 10:57am -

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The Office of Letters and Light Blog

  • newEnsnare Environments to Make Stories Unique

    Ensnare Environments to Make Stories Unique

    The setting or environment in which our stories take place can have a huge effect on how our readers view characters or scenes. Young Writers Program participant Asher M. is here with us today to share how to make the most out of this often overlooke…
    - 18 hours ago, 6 Apr 20, 4:07pm -
  • Roleplaying for Better Storytelling

    Roleplaying for Better Storytelling

    Character creation and development is a lot of writers favorite part of writing, so why not make a game out of it? Today NaNoWriMo participant Alice Radwell brings us a fun exercise to help us learn how our characters think and react in different s…
    - 4 days ago, 3 Apr 20, 1:02pm -
  • Camp NaNoWriMo is Here!

    Camp NaNoWriMo is Here!

    Camp NaNoWriMo is your online writers’ retreat, designed to help you set and reach your personal writing goals. Join us for your next writing adventure!For those of you who have participated before, Camp NaNoWriMo looks a little different this year…
    - 6 days ago, 1 Apr 20, 12:25pm -
  • #StayHomeWriMo: An initiative to support and encourage you to...

    #StayHomeWriMo: An initiative to support and encourage you to...

    #StayHomeWriMo: An initiative to support and encourage you to stay well and find comfort in creativity in these trying times.Image description:A yellow and teal graphic titled “#StayHomeWriMo: Day 2 Self-Care Checklist”1. Mental Well-Being: Treat…
    - 7 days ago, 31 Mar 20, 1:00pm -
  • #StayHomeWriMo: An initiative to support and encourage you to...

    #StayHomeWriMo: An initiative to support and encourage you to...

    #StayHomeWriMo: An initiative to support and encourage you to stay well and find comfort in creativity in these trying times.Image description:A yellow and teal graphic titled “#StayHomeWriMo: Day 2 Self-Care Checklist”1. Mental Well-Being: Spend…
    - 8 days ago, 30 Mar 20, 1:00pm -
  • Read the YWP Novel Excerpt Contest Official Runners-Up!

    Read the YWP Novel Excerpt Contest Official Runners-Up!

    Last month, we challenged our Young Writers to submit a 400 word excerpt from their NaNoWriMo novels. From over 500 fabulous entries, we chose two Grand Prize Winners and four Runners-Up. We hope you enjoy reading them as much as we did!“Of Silver…
    - 10 days ago, 27 Mar 20, 10:20pm -
  • #StayHomeWriMo: An initiative to support and encourage you to...

    #StayHomeWriMo: An initiative to support and encourage you to...

    #StayHomeWriMo: An initiative to support and encourage you to stay well and find comfort in creativity in these trying times.Image description:A yellow and teal graphic titled “#StayHomeWriMo: Day 2 Self-Care Checklist”1. Mental Well-Being: Get s…
    - 11 days ago, 27 Mar 20, 1:00pm -
  • Read the YWP Novel Excerpt Contest Grand Prize Winner (13 and Under Group)!

    Read the YWP Novel Excerpt Contest Grand Prize Winner (13 and Under Group)!

    Last month, we challenged our Young Writers to submit a 400 word excerpt from their NaNoWriMo novels. From over 500 fabulous entries, we chose two Grand Prize Winners and four Runners-Up. We hope you enjoy reading them as much as we did!“Phantom Ma…
    - 12 days ago, 26 Mar 20, 6:51pm -
  • #StayHomeWriMo: An initiative to support and encourage you to...

    #StayHomeWriMo: An initiative to support and encourage you to...

    #StayHomeWriMo: An initiative to support and encourage you to stay well and find comfort in creativity in these trying times.Image description:A yellow and teal graphic titled “#StayHomeWriMo: Day 2 Self-Care Checklist”1. Mental Well-Being: Make…
    - 12 days ago, 26 Mar 20, 1:17pm -
  • #StayHomeWriMo: An initiative to support and encourage you to...

    #StayHomeWriMo: An initiative to support and encourage you to...

    #StayHomeWriMo: An initiative to support and encourage you to stay well and find comfort in creativity in these trying times.Image description:A yellow and teal graphic titled “#StayHomeWriMo: Day 3 Self-Care Checklist”1. Mental Well-Being: Take…
    - 13 days ago, 25 Mar 20, 7:02pm -

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 -
  • Untitled

     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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