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  • Calling all interns!

    - 6 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…
    - 6 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.
    - 100 days ago, 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 -
  • 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 -

NYCPlaywrights

  • newBarrington Stage Company’s Bonnie and Terry Burman New Play Award
    web siteDeadline: April 30, 2020After the success of the inaugural Bonnie and Terry Burman New Play Award in 2018, we are proud to announce the second round of the Burman New Play Award in 2020. Barrington Stage seeks an original, emerging new voice…
    - 9 hours ago, 20 Feb 20, 12:30am -
  • newTASN Short Play Festival 2020
    web siteDeadline: March 1, 2020The Actors Studio of Newburyport, MA is dedicated to New Play Development and will be holding its third annual Short Play Festival for two weekends, and six performances, in October, 2020.The Submission window opens on…
    - 10 hours ago, 20 Feb 20, 12:00am -
  • newSPRING SEMESTER JUST STARTED: The First Draft at Primary Stages ESPA
    Spring semester of classes at Primary Stages ESPA just started! There are just a few slots still available for two of our First Draft sections - you can start class as early as NEXT WEEK!The First Draft: Section BInstructor: Adam Kraar (Writer, New W…
    - 15 hours ago, 19 Feb 20, 6:30pm -
  • 23th Annual Theatre Southwest Festival of Originals
    web siteDeadline: March 31, 2020Theatre Southwest of Houston, Texas is now accepting entries from now until March 31, 2020 for the 23th Annual  Theatre Southwest Festival of Originals! The TSW-FOO is FREE to enter and will once again be calling for…
    - 1 day ago, 19 Feb 20, 12:30am -
  • Electric City Playhouse Murder Mystery Writing Contest
    web siteDeadline: March 1, 2020Electric City Playhouse (ECP) in Anderson South Carolina is accepting submissions for a playwriting contest.Based on the popularity of the local work featured in “Life’s Stages” and audience demand for murder myst…
    - 1 day ago, 19 Feb 20, 12:00am -
  • Summer Shorts 2020
    web siteDeadline: February 28, 2020We will be accepting submissions for our 2020 festival starting November 1, 2019. Please read our submission guidelines carefully. Plays that do not adhere to these rules will not be considered.GUIDELINES:Plays cann…
    - 2 days ago, 18 Feb 20, 12:30am -
  • "Fade to Black" play festival seeks 10-minute scripts
    web siteDeadline: April 1, 2020Building on the growing success and popularity of our previous years, Shabach Enterprise presents its eight season of the Fade To Black Play Festival, Houston's only short play festival celebrating the new works of Afri…
    - 2 days ago, 18 Feb 20, 12:00am -
  • A Light in Dark Places seeks short plays
    web siteDeadline: March 13, 2020, 11:59 PMIf you are interested in submitting a play to ALIDP 2020, please check out the guidelines below.You’re invited to submit a short-form play to be included in the 5th annual A Light in Dark Places: A Collecti…
    - 3 days ago, 17 Feb 20, 12:30am -
  • Cincinnati LAB Theatre’s 2020 New Works Festival
    web siteDeadline: February 29, 2020Cincinnati LAB Theatre is planning its seventh producing season and is now accepting submissions to fill two original play readings and two fully staged workshop productions. Cincinnati LAB Theatre will be producing…
    - 3 days ago, 17 Feb 20, 12:15am -
  • Theatre503 Playwriting Award
    web siteDeadline: February 29, 2020Theatre503 is the award-winning home of new writers and a launchpad for the artists (in London) who bring their words to life. We stage the work of more debut writers than any other theatre in the world and can now…
    - 3 days ago, 17 Feb 20, 12:00am -

Playscripts Blog

  • 2019 Full-Length Releases
    Missed any of our Full-Length releases in 2019? Find them here all in one place:   
    - 36 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:
    - 44 days ago, 7 Jan 20, 10:29am -
  • AUTHOR SPOTLIGHT: Tess Barker

    - 66 days ago, 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 -
  • AUTHOR SPOTLIGHT: Ike Holter
    By: Keith A. Jones Ike Holter is a celebrated playwright whose poignant stories chronicle life in modern America with quick wit and exceptional relevance. Holter is the resident playwright of Victory Gardens Theater in Chicago. He is also the 2017 wi…
    - 9 Sep 19, 4:15pm -
  • AUTHOR SPOTLIGHT: Idris Goodwin
    By: Keith A. Jones   Idris Goodwin is an innovative playwright with strikingly relevant plays, many of which cover aspects of life as an African- American in modern America. He is the Producing Artistic Director of Stage One Family Theater in Louisv…
    - 5 Aug 19, 10:12am -
  • 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…
    - 1 Jul 19, 2:01pm -

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The Office of Letters and Light Blog

  • newWe had a great tweet chat on our Twitter account last week with...

    We had a great tweet chat on our Twitter account last week with...

    We had a great tweet chat on our Twitter account last week with fantastic advice for people who want to pitch and publish their novel. Agents Suzie Townsend and Kathleen Ortiz from New Leaf Literary were gracious enough to field questions from eager…
    - 18 hours ago, 19 Feb 20, 4:13pm -
  • I Published My NaNo-Novel: On Practice and Perseverence

    I Published My NaNo-Novel: On Practice and Perseverence

    During our “Now What?” Months, we’re talking to Wrimos who’ve published their NaNoWriMo projects and asking them about the steps they took to make it happen. Today, Dan Frey, author of recent release The Retreat, shares some tips on practices…
    - 6 days ago, 14 Feb 20, 1:01pm -
  • 50,000 Words Down. What’s Next?

    50,000 Words Down. What’s Next?

    Every year, we’re lucky to have great sponsors for our nonprofit events. Fiverr, a NaNoWriMo 2020 sponsor, is here to help you with some editing tips to get your novel ready to publish:You and your manuscript have spent a lot of time together over…
    - 8 days ago, 12 Feb 20, 1:00pm -
  • In Favor of Fanfiction

    In Favor of Fanfiction

    Fanfiction sometimes gets a bad rap, but it can be a great form to help you develop story ideas with characters you already know and love. Today, writer Monique Busacay is here to share some of the best things about fanfic:It’s a warm afternoon in…
    - 13 days ago, 7 Feb 20, 4:40pm -
  • Looking for advice on editing your manuscript?If you have...
    Looking for advice on editing your manuscript?If you have questions about how to turn your first draft into a polished, submittable manuscript, we’re here with a professional who can give you some answers! Literary agent and editor Elizabeth K. Kr…
    - 15 days ago, 5 Feb 20, 7:02pm -
  • Publishing 101: The 5 Critical Steps to Getting an Agent and Getting Published

    Publishing 101: The 5 Critical Steps to Getting an Agent and Getting Published

    Every year, we’re lucky to have great sponsors for our nonprofit events. Today, Nathan Wilcox of Writers’ Clearinghouse, a NaNoWriMo 2019/2020 sponsor, is here to help you with an in-depth publishing how-to:So you finished a novel. You’ve spe…
    - 17 days ago, 3 Feb 20, 5:33pm -
  • Join the 10th Annual Pitchapalooza!

    Join the 10th Annual Pitchapalooza!

    Ready to pitch your novel to the pros? Here’s a message from The Book Doctors to tell you how!You wrote your 50,000 words (or got pretty close!). You’re a winner. You felt the high. Now what are you going to do with your precious manuscript? That…
    - 20 days ago, 31 Jan 20, 12:35pm -
  • 5 Things to Look For in a Beta Reader

    5 Things to Look For in a Beta Reader

    When you finally finish your NaNoWriMo novel, the options for taking the next step can be overwhelming. Today, writer Sarah Beaudette of The Spun Yarn gives you a few tips on finding beta readers that will help you take your novel to the next level:W…
    - 21 days ago, 30 Jan 20, 2:16pm -
  • The Benefits of Finding a Writing Group

    The Benefits of Finding a Writing Group

    People tend to think that authors only write alone, but that definitely doesn’t have to be the case! Today, writer Sharon L. Clark discusses some of the ways that finding a writing group has helped her with her writing:We’ve all heard how writing…
    - 24 days ago, 27 Jan 20, 1:58pm -
  • Happy Friday, writers! Tag yourself: which author persona do you...

    Happy Friday, writers! Tag yourself: which author persona do you...

    Happy Friday, writers! Tag yourself: which author persona do you use most often?[IMAGE DESCRIPTION: A meme showing four different writer “profile pictures”. On the top left is LINKEDIN: A man in a suit typing on a computer with a fancy messenge…
    - 27 days ago, 24 Jan 20, 4:37pm -

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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