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Thursday, January 14, 2016

INKTank Cycle 7

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The INKtank Lab seeks to select 3-4 writers of color who are invested in the revision process of their own work as well of their peers in an artistic community environment with a shared intention of honest feedback and earnest conviviality. The lab cycle will be facilitated by INKtank alums, Mariana CarreƱo King (Miss 0744890) and Raquel Almazan (La Esperanza, or The Hopefulness). INKtank is a collaborative process where Rising Circle will provide structure and resources while playwrights create what happens week-to-week based on the needs of each writer.

All submissions must be made via Submittable by January 16, 2016.
§ One full-length script that you would like to work on during the lab (Please note: we are not accepting one-character plays or musicals at this time.)

§ Resume

§ 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.

§ Finalists will be contacted for an interview in late Feb/early March.

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.)

§ 5-ACTOR maximum. (No exceptions. If your play has more than 5 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.


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

• The lab will begin in mid-March and run through mid-June.

• Lab meets for 12-consecutive weeks, unless otherwise specified by the Facilitators.

• Each session is 3-4 hours, where pages are read and discussed (one hour per playwright).

Applicants MUST live in the tri-state area to be considered.


• 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 (5 page min, 20 page max)

• Each playwright is expected to participate in 2 midpoint readings. The first midpoint reading consists of reading solely the first act after the first few meetings among the group. After 6 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 6 weeks, culminating PlayRISE.

CULMINATING EVENT: PlayRISE Festival of New Works

• A week of public readings of all plays in early-mid May (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).

Please note: Applicants must live in the tri-state area to be considered.

All submissions must be made via Submittable by January 16, 2016.

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