Topics – PlayTime Developmental Studio

 

New Dramatists presents the 13th annual PlayTime, a 2-week laboratory retreat for five plays-in-progress designed to give playwrights the opportunity to explore, workshop, rethink, and revise ambitious new works of theatre by drawing from a supportive company of collaborators, including actors, directors, process facilitators, dramaturgs, stage managers, staff, fellow playwrights, among others. The round-the-clock schedule offers intensive and flexible time for rehearsal, rewrites, feedback, and community engagement. PlayTime has helped bring close to fifty plays to fruition since 2001.

Jenny Schwartz

directed by Oliver Butler

Screaming Pigeon is a comedy about wealthy Manhattanites who move to Brooklyn. Jenny began this play in 2013 PlayTime (a program of New Dramatists) and looks forward to its continued development.

Barbara Hammond

directed by Tea Alagić

A small American town argues over whether to put a cross or a cellphone tower on its only hilltop -- as the local prison warden struggles with his friendship with a young man on death row. Visible from Four States sits at the modern crossroads of belief and communication, and the place where an individual man carries the moral burden of a nation.

Open reading--please call (212) 757-6960 for reservations.

Visible From Four States was developed during PlayTime, a program of New Dramatists.

Barbara Hammond

A small American town argues over whether to put a cross or a cellphone tower on its only hilltop -- as the local prison warden struggles with his friendship with a young man on death row. Visible from Four States sits at the modern crossroads of belief and communication, and the place where an individual man carries the moral burden of a nation.

Due to weather, today's reading has been cancelled.

Tarell Alvin McCraney

Wig Out!
by Tarell Alvin McCraney
directed by Tina Landau

The House of Light has been asked to “bring it” to the ball. The ball being the place where drag houses go to battle for the title of “fiercest.” Set in the aftermath of the early rise of HIV in the gay/drag scene, Wig Out! explores a house that was never quite a home.

Limited Availability. Please Call for information (212) 757-6960.

Jenny Schwartz

Stab
by Jenny Schwartz
directed by Oliver Butler

Open Reading--Please Call (212) 757-6960 for Reservations.

PlayTime is made possible by major project funding from THE TED SNOWDON FOUNDATION, ISOBEL ROBINS KONECKY, THE DJ MCMANUS FOUNDATION, and THE ROBERT E. AND JUDITH O. RUBIN FOUNDATION.

Susan Mosakowski

Opium
by Susan Mosakowski
directed by Lucie Tiberghien

PlayTime is made possible by major project funding from THE TED SNOWDON FOUNDATION, ISOBEL ROBINS KONECKY, THE DJ MCMANUS FOUNDATION, and THE ROBERT E. AND JUDITH O. RUBIN FOUNDATION.

Barbara Hammond

Visible From Four States
by Barbara Hammond
directed by Tea Alagić

Open Reading--Please Call (212) 757-6960 for Reservations.

PlayTime is made possible by major project funding from THE TED SNOWDON FOUNDATION, ISOBEL ROBINS KONECKY, THE DJ MCMANUS FOUNDATION, and THE ROBERT E. AND JUDITH O. RUBIN FOUNDATION.

John Walch

What God Hath Wrought
-A Transatlantic Farce-

by John Walch
directed by Shana Gold

New Dramatists presents the 12th annual PlayTime, a 2-week developmental lab for five plays-in-progress designed to give playwrights the time and space needed to explore, workshop, rethink, and revise ambitious new work in a collaborative company of directors, actors, other writers, and New Dramatists staff. PlayTime offers our writers one of the most extended, intensive developmental processes available within our year-round artistic programming.

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