Seven Devils Playwrights Conference

May 2, 2015

This item from A.P. Andrews

Five playwrights from across the country have been selected to develop and present their plays as part of the 15th Seven Devils Playwrights Conference. These writers, selected from over 450 open submissions are: Robert Caisley, who will also serve as the 2015 Conference’s Featured Playwright with his play The Open Hand, Jennifer Blackmer with her play Unraveled, Bernadine Cockey with her play Relative Madness, J. Joseph Cox with his play Koalas and Sara Jean Accuardi with her play <3.

The Conference, a project of id Theater, will take place June 8-20 in McCall, Idaho. Since 2001, the Conference has developed more than 140 new plays by some of the most exciting voices inAmerican Theater, including Sam Hunter (The Whale), Eric Coble (The Velocity of Autumn), Kimber Lee (brownsville song: b-side for tray) and Tom Coash (Veils).

The writers will come together with actors, directors and dramaturgs from around the country to develop and present their work at McCall’s Alpine Playhouse. The Conference will also include readings of work by local writers, a workshop for local high school students and free workshop hosted by Robert Caisley who is a Professor of Theatre and Head of Dramatic Writing at the University of Idaho. His play Happy was seen across the country in 2012/2013 as a National New Play Network Rolling World Premiere.


Queens Theatre’s 2015 Gala

April 22, 2015

This item from Barbara Matovu

Save the date:  Monday, April 27

This year Queens Theatre is proud to honor two business leaders for their support of the arts in Queens:
Monte N. Redman, President & Chief Executive Officer, Astoria Bank and John Sciortino, Executive Vice President & Chief Operating Officer, New York Hospital Queens.

In attendance will be over 300 business leaders, prominent community members and elected officials. The importance of Queens Theatre’s annual Gala should not be underestimated. In addition to celebrating another year of great performances, this event provides essential support for Queens Theatre’s dance, theatre, and family productions; educational programming; New American Voices, the new play development program; and special events.

Cocktails & Dinner – 6pm – Program of Honors & Performances – 7:30pm – Dessert to follow

Queens Theatre
14 United Nations Avenue South
Flushing Meadows Corona Park
718.760.0686

gala@queenstheatre.org
queenstheatre.org/2015-gala


VEILS Wins Osborn Award and it’s on Indie Theater Now

April 14, 2015

The American Theatre Critics Association (ATCA) presented the  M. Elizabeth Osborn Award, which recognizes emerging playwrights, to Tom Coash for his play Veils — “a unique look at the differences and similarities between America and the Middle East as viewed in the clashing sensibilities of women’s rights and traditional roles in both civilizations.”

Tom’s play is of today and is written with the assurance of one who taught for four years at the American University in Cairo.

Indie Theater Now congratulates Tom and is pleased to make his play available to a world wide audience. Read the play, join other schools who are using this as a teaching tool, learn more about Tom — all on Indie Theater Now


Indie Theater Now PLUS nytheater now EQUALS …

April 1, 2015

… RICH, DEEP ENGAGEMENT WITH THE NEWEST WORK ON STAGE AND BEHIND THE SCENES

On Stage: Tom Diriwachter’s newest play GREAT KILLS is at Theatre for the New City, now through April 12.  Richard Hinojosa’s impressions are published on nytheaternow.com

Want to go behind the scenes? Check out the beginnings of a new Indie Theater Conversation. And who is Tom Diriwachter and what’s he done? Read his bio on Indie Theater Now and look over the scripts for three of his earlier works.

And here’s a teaser: Soon you’ll be able to join the conversation.

Let us know how you like this new feature and if you have any suggestions, we’re listening. Comment here or send an email


Plays and Playwrights 2015

March 27, 2015

pp15_squareNYTE’s popular anthology series is back with Plays and Playwrights 2015.  The series began in 2000 and many of the books through 2011 are still available on amazon.com.  You can buy this newest digital-only version on Indie Theater Now for the very low price of $8.80.  Enjoy a cross section of contemporary plays from the 2013 — curated by Martin Denton. Comedy, drama, politics, sexuality, sci-fi, and more.  Learn more here.


NYU Forum on Site-Specific Performance

March 27, 2015

This item from Rachel Whorton

Steinhardt’s Program in Educational Theatre will host The Forum on Site-Specific Performance this spring. Allied professionals of all disciplines, emerging artists and community-engaged practitioners are invited to exchange perspectives and collectively envision the future of site-specific work. The event’s dynamic roster features workshops, interdisciplinary panels and innovative performances from creative teams and representatives of organizations such as: 3-Legged Dog, Accomplice, Community- Word Project, Kerrigan-Lowdermilk, Spellbound Theatre, Trusty Sidekick Theater Company, Third Rail Projects and more.

This 4-day event will interrogate art-making processes by and with established artists in the fields of music, visual art, theatre and dance.

For more information and to register for the conference, please go to: http://steinhardt.nyu.edu/music/edtheatre/forum

 


Turn To Flesh Productions Reading Series

February 5, 2015

This item from Laura Pittenger

No fewer than three (3) and no more than (4) scripts will be chosen for the 2015 Reading Series. One script per month will receive a reading during the following months: June, July, August, & September. The final order of the season will be reviewed by the Artistic Director and Literary Manager in collaboration with playwright’s needs.

Each play will receive 9 hours of rehearsal over a 3-day period in NYC. Each play will receive one (1) staged reading before a limited audience. Each play will receive a director and a full cast selected by private audition. The Literary Manager will attend all rehearsals and be available for dramaturgical assistance if requested. Audience feedback will be collected in written form, and given to the playwright following the reading performance.

If selected for a reading, playwright must be available for 9 hours of in-person rehearsal and/or present for an exclusive reading event held in New York City. Regrettably, TURN TO FLESH PRODUCTIONS cannot provide housing or travel stipend for out-of-town playwrights. We can only consider submissions from playwrights outside the larger NYC area if playwrights can provide their own travel/housing and be present for rehearsal and/or the event.

A small honorarium will be awarded to each playwright who participates in the series.

Further information will be available if your submission is selected.

Submissions must be submitted electronically to turntoflesh@gmail.com. Please address all correspondence re: the reading series to Laura Pittenger, Literary Manager.

Only scripts submitted between Feb. 1-28, 2015 will be considered for the 2015 Reading Series.

For complete information http://www.turntoflesh.com/submissions.html

 


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