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Monday, November 18, 2019

Call for Experimental Theatre Playwrights: CUT / EDGE

An Experimental Theatre Writers’ Collective
NYC, 2020

Playwrights, Application Deadline December 15th, 2019

Final decisions by January 2

Join us in 2020 in New York City, USA. We’ll meet twice monthly, on the second and third Tuesdays of each month (January-June; September-December). On the second Tuesday of each month, we will hear the work of a single writer out loud (read by actors) and discuss this writer’s work.  This meeting is mandatory.

On the third Tuesday of each month, we will engage in a moderated philosophical discussion about where we’re at in terms of style, form, the direction of theatre/art today etc. Each accepted writer will have the chance to suggest a topic for the monthly salon, and lead the discussion.  This meeting is suggested, but not mandatory.

The Dirt

Upon invitation, the rate is $120. This covers space to meet for an entire year and a very modest stipend for the actors who’ll read our words during the workshop meetings.

The Breakdown
  • To participate, you must be an experimental theatre writer. What do we mean by this? You must write for live performance and you must be in the process of creating something that isn’t “conventional.” This can include dialogue, structure, staging, character and/or character development, format or any other manner of pushing at normative theatrical boundaries. Teach us something.
  • The group is limited to 10 people and will be selected based upon the quality of the work submitted and availability, by experimental playwrights Tom Block and Kevin Kautzman.
  • If you’re in New York City and able to commit to monthly events in Midtown, as well as participate in our monthly salons, also once a month, and write experimental work for theatre, do send a sample, segment or example and tell us why you want to be a part of the collective.
And So Who Is This For
  • Experimental Theatre Writers
  • Able to Commit to Twice Monthly Meetings in Midtown Manhattan, through 2020 (Exact space TBD)
  • With Compelling Samples
  • $120 for Space and Actors

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