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Saturday, September 6, 2014

Now accepting applications for INKtank Cycle 6

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Applicants must submit the following by September 18, 2014:

One full-length script that you would like to work on during the lab [Please note: we are not accepting one-character plays at this time.]


A one-page Artistic Statement explaining your personal rewrite goals, what you feel are the strengths of the script, and what you would like to focus on for the piece during the developmental process. Please include the developmental history of this piece, if it has had readings in the past, or if there are any upcoming readings of your work.

Each play must have the following in order to comply with our culminating project vision:

First drafts of full-length scripts. Does not have to be polished. In fact, scripts should be at a very raw and early stage of development.

Five actor maximum. No exceptions. If your play has more than five characters, the text must support double casting.

Be in line with Rising Circle’s mission statement to expand the scope of storytelling on the American stage by giving voice to unheard stories of people of color.

Applicants MUST live in the tri-state area to be considered.
Finalists will be contacted for an interview in mid-October.

Time Requirements

The structure for the lab and culminating event is greatly determined by participant availability

The lab will begin in mid-November and run through late February/early March.

Lab meets for twelve consecutive weeks, unless otherwise specified by the Facilitators.

Each session is three to four hours. Pages are read and discussed. One hour per playwright.

Lab Requirements & Goals

INKtank playwrights are expected to attend all weekly lab meetings, and participate in post-reading discussions by providing constructive feedback for your fellow playwrights.

Each playwright must read the selected scripts prior to the first meeting.

Each playwright is responsible for generating new pages weekly (five page minimum, twenty page maximum)

Each playwright is expected to participate in two midpoint readings. The first midpoint reading consists of reading solely the first act after the first few meetings. After six weeks, there will be a second midpoint reading of the rough draft of entire script with actors. Playwrights will continue to refine their drafts for another six weeks, culminating in PlayRISE.

Culminating Event: PlayRISE Festival of New Plays

A week of public readings of all plays in early-mid February (final date to be determined during lab process).

There will be five hours of rehearsal with director and actors before each reading.

All playwrights will receive an honorarium.

Playwrights are expected to attend each reading to support their fellow lab members, and participate in any panel events that are scheduled during PlayRISE (please see the “What We Do” section of our website for past PlayRISE events).

All submissions must be sent by e-mail only to nancy@risingcircle.org

Application deadline: September 18, 2014

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