Our Playwrights Lab. consists of an exciting and varied group of playwrights who meet for 3 hours a week, to listen to professional actors read their plays. After the readings, there is constructive discussion about how well the play is working, and serving the objective of the playwright.
These are not cold readings; Pulse provides the actors for the scenes, and gets scripts to the actors, so that they can read the scripts before the workshop meets.
The group is currently under the leadership of internationally produced award winning playwright Lezley Steele. It is administered by Brian Richardson. All playwrights involved are expected to participate in discussion about all the works being read, not only their own plays.
One of the many distinguishing features of our Lab, is that the playwrights receive FULL READINGS OF THEIR WORK, as many times as they need in the workshops environment, until it is deemed ready for a full public audience. They are thus able to re-write and hear their changes as often as they wish! A unique and most valuable opportunity and learning experience for the development of the plays!
Works from our Playwrights Lab. have been performed in venues all over NYC and in other States. We take selected plays to full production level, as part of our new play development program.
The Playwrights, under the leadership of Ms. Steele continue working on the script until they feel it is ready for a public viewing. When the play is deemed ready, it is presented in a full public staged reading. Pulse casts the play, provides the director, and provides the presentation venue.
PLEASE NOTE: This is not a beginning level class.
The Playwright must have a work in progress, and be willing to continue working on the script; this is not a workshop for people who consider that their work is already completed.
There is a nominal monthly fee towards the space, and the casting for the actors for all the readings. There is no submission fee. More info at www.pulseensembletheatre.org/playwrights-lab
Playwrights are admitted into the group based upon their writing skills and enthusiasm for the process.
It is the playwright’s responsibility to meet the deadlines as set up by Pulse.
TO APPLY, PLEASE SUBMIT A SCENE FROM YOUR WORK IN PROGRESS. PLEASE SEND A 20 - 30 PAGE SAMPLE “ ATT. PLAYWRIGHTS’ LAB.” Also
Please complete an application form, and please SUBMIT it with your scene