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  • 2019 After Seven Festival
    All events at New Dramatists are FREE. Reservations are required. Please call 212-757-6960 or click here to reserve your seats!.
    - 51 days ago, 29 May 19, 3:02pm -
  • 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…
    - 60 days ago, 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 -
  • 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 -
  • 2018 Luncheon Honoree
    New Dramatists is delighted to announce that we will honor DENZEL WASHINGTON at our 69th Anniversary Spring Luncheon on Tuesday, May 15, 2018.
    - 19 Mar 18, 10:23am -
  • Staff Additions and Transitions
    As of January 2018, New Dramatists is delighted to announce the addition of two new members to our permanent staff. Sofie Wasserman-Smith, full-time Development Manager, and Candis C. Jones, part-time Playwrights’ Lab Manager, will support our fund…
    - 25 Jan 18, 1:01pm -
  • November is Time to Play!
    2017 PLAYTIME DEVELOPMENTAL STUDIOClick here to reserve your seats for open presentations!Wednesday, November 15 @ 3pmSUSTAINABLE LIVING by Jennifer Haley Thursday, November 16 @ 11amCONFESSIONS TO A RECLINING CHAIR by Kenneth Prestininzi Thursd…
    - 14 Nov 17, 12:56pm -

NYCPlaywrights

  • newWomen's Writes Festival (UK)

    - 10 hours ago, 19 Jul 19, 12:30am -
  • newTen-Minute Musicals Project
    web siteAnnual Competition GuidelinesSince the inception of The Ten-Minute Musicals Project, over sixteen hundred submissions have been received, from librettists, lyricists and composers in fifteen nations: Australia, New Zealand, Canada, the United…
    - 11 hours ago, 19 Jul 19, 12:00am -
  • Drama Notebook submission guidelines
    web siteHave you written plays for kids and teens and simply want to have them used and performed?Drama Notebook is accepting submissions from playwrights, teachers, and actors who have written scripts or scenes for children and teens. We are buildin…
    - 1 day ago, 18 Jul 19, 12:30am -
  • Black Girlz Productions Love Letters to the Black Man Series seeks monologues
    web siteBlack Girlz Productions is currently accepting submissions for our Love Letters to the Black Man Series. The deadline to submit is August 1, 2019. This is non-paid. Writers will receive credit for their work. We are seeking monologues or o…
    - 1 day ago, 18 Jul 19, 12:00am -
  • Edgar Center for the Arts seeks one-acts & full-lengths
    web siteEdgemar Center for the Arts is still currently seeking play submissions for our 2020 season. We are accepting any one act and full length plays.We are also hosting a one act festival as well this year and next year.Please send all materials,…
    - 2 days ago, 17 Jul 19, 9:17pm -
  • Players Theatre - BOO short play festival
    web siteSubmit your short play or musical for one of our festivalsSubmissions now open for: Boo! October 2019DATES & LOCATIONS:October 10-27, 2019The Steve & Marie Sgouros Theatre at The Players Theatre115 MacDougal Street, New York, NY  10012 – 3…
    - 2 days ago, 17 Jul 19, 12:30am -
  • DEATHSCRIBE: The International Festival of Horror Radio Plays
    web siteEvery year we seek 10-minute audio drama scripts that are genuinely scary, imaginative, chilling, intelligent, suspenseful, horrific or downright grotesque. Writers may submit up to two audio drama scripts to Deathscribe in any given year. Fi…
    - 2 days ago, 17 Jul 19, 12:00am -
  • Woodside Players of Queens Fall 2019 Play Festival,
    web siteSubmissions are now being accepted for the Woodside Players of Queens Fall 2019 Play Festival, to take place in December 2019. Seeking short plays (no more than 10 pp), from playwrights from the five boroughs of New York City and Long Island…
    - 3 days ago, 16 Jul 19, 12:30am -
  • The Gallery Players 23rd Annual Black Box New Play Festival
    web siteThe Gallery Players in Park Slope, Brooklyn, New York, is seeking plays for its 23rd Annual Black Box New Play Festival to be held in January 2020. Each play selected will be given a black box production at Gallery Players and will be perform…
    - 3 days ago, 16 Jul 19, 12:00am -
  • Rabbit Punch Festival seeking short productions
    Facebook pageRabbit Punch is a festival of short theatre pieces presented by Poison Apple Initiative at Franky Bradley's in Philadelphia November 14th/15th at 8pm.We're looking for dark/ funny/ scary/ sad/ infuriated/ playful/ weird/ tricky work. Ima…
    - 4 days ago, 15 Jul 19, 2:03pm -

Playscripts Blog

  • AUTHOR SPOTLIGHT: Mora V. Harris
    By: Keith A. Jones Mora V. Harris is a fantastical playwright whose plays have been produced nationwide. She holds a B.A. in Creative Writing and Theater from Oberlin College, and an M.F.A. in Dramatic Writing from Carnegie Mellon University. She tea…
    - 18 days ago, 1 Jul 19, 2:01pm -
  • 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 -

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The Office of Letters and Light Blog

  • new“The act of writing is to create, and sometimes it’s easier to...

    “The act of writing is to create, and sometimes it’s easier to...

    “The act of writing is to create, and sometimes it’s easier to let that urge manifest itself in other ways, if you feel stuck. […] It is often through doing something else that I feel rejuvenated about writing. Don’t force it. The flow will c…
    - 21 hours ago, 18 Jul 19, 1:46pm -
  • The Newest NaNoWriMo Book is Available for Pre-Order!

    The Newest NaNoWriMo Book is Available for Pre-Order!

    We’re over-the-moon excited to announce that Brave the Page, our brand new NaNoWriMo handbook for young writers, is available for pre-order! Partly a how-to guide on the nitty-gritty of writing, partly a collection of inspiration to set (and meet…
    - 2 days ago, 17 Jul 19, 1:23pm -
  • "Sometimes your characters will want to choose difficult or inconvenient things. It’s all right. Let..."

    "Sometimes your characters will want to choose difficult or inconvenient things. It’s all right. Let..."

    “Sometimes your characters will want to choose difficult or inconvenient things. It’s all right. Let them go ahead. Later you can decide whether that fits in with the story arc or belongs elsewhere. There is no need to maintain perfection in your…
    - 3 days ago, 16 Jul 19, 1:10pm -
  • 8 Tips to Break Through Writer’s Block

    8 Tips to Break Through Writer’s Block

    Camp NaNoWriMo is an exciting time, but it can feel a bit intimidating to tackle a creative project head-on. Today, NaNoWriMo participant Jarrick DeWaine Exum offers some helpful tips for those of us struggling with writer’s block:Ahh, writing!Peop…
    - 4 days ago, 15 Jul 19, 3:02pm -
  • How NaNoWriMo’s Come Write In Program Inspires Better Stories

    How NaNoWriMo’s Come Write In Program Inspires Better Stories

    The Come Write In program brings NaNoWriMo to your neighborhood through local library partnerships. We’re currently hosting a fundraising drive to raise money for this important community program. Today, author Jarie Bolander shares why he suppor…
    - 7 days ago, 12 Jul 19, 10:00am -
  • “Character arcs and plot should be closely intertwined—each...

    “Character arcs and plot should be closely intertwined—each...

    “Character arcs and plot should be closely intertwined—each should affect the other. Does your plot push your character to develop and change? And does your character’s growth allow them to then make decisions that shape the plot?”—Kat Zhan…
    - 8 days ago, 11 Jul 19, 1:00pm -
  • NaNoWriMo Loves Libraries!

    NaNoWriMo Loves Libraries!

    The Come Write In program brings NaNoWriMo to your neighborhood through local library partnerships. Donate to Come Write In by July 15 and receive a collection of library-friendly writer’s gifts. You can also help support by taking a #ComeWriteIn s…
    - 9 days ago, 10 Jul 19, 2:43pm -
  • "Even the most Fly-by-the-seat-of-your-pants writer can ease the way while drafting by doing what I..."

    "Even the most Fly-by-the-seat-of-your-pants writer can ease the way while drafting by doing what I..."

    “Even the most Fly-by-the-seat-of-your-pants writer can ease the way while drafting by doing what I think of as “mini-synopses”. If plotting out your whole book isn’t your style, but you find yourself writing yourself into corners or staring…
    - 10 days ago, 9 Jul 19, 3:17pm -
  • What Should My Camp NaNoWriMo Goal Be?

    What Should My Camp NaNoWriMo Goal Be?

    Camp NaNoWriMo is underway! If you’re wondering whether you set the right goal—or if you haven’t started started writing yet—Communications Manager Katharine Gripp has put together a helpful guide for setting your Camp goal:The great thing ab…
    - 11 days ago, 8 Jul 19, 3:32pm -
  • Camp Pep: The Key to Your Creative Heart

    Camp Pep: The Key to Your Creative Heart

    Camp NaNo is underway! You have a story to tell, a job to do. This story has been growing inside you, itching to make its way into your manuscript. But the words seem to be getting stuck in your throat. Why?! Today, Camp NaNoWriMo participant AJ Dodg…
    - 14 days ago, 5 Jul 19, 1:00pm -

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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