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Wednesday, November 3, 2021

Call for Experimental Theatre Playwrights: CUT / EDGE

NYC, 2022

Playwrights, Application Deadline December 1st, 2021

Final decisions by December 31

Please send a writing sample (10 pages), artist statement and resume to 
Cut Edge Collective <cutedgecollective@gmail.com>

Join us in 2022 in NYC for our third season.

We meet twice monthly, on the second and third Tuesdays of each month. 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. 

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.  

We will be meeting virtually, until things open up and then we will be going back into rehearsal rooms for the meetings.

The Dirt

Upon invitation, the rate is $125 for the year. This covers space to meet for an entire year and a modest stipend for the actors who’ll read our words during the workshop meetings.  Additionally, it will help defer costs for our annual 10-minute play Festival, available to  all accepted writers.  (Our 2021 cohort will be presenting their work at the Tank, 312 W. 36th Street, Feb. 21, 22 and 24, 2022, 7 pm).

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 departure from normative theatre can include dialogue, structure, staging, character and/or character development, format, passage of time or any other manner of pushing at theatrical boundaries. Teach us something.
  • The Cut Edge Collective currently has only a few available slots.  Playwrights will be selected based upon the quality of the work submitted and experimental nature of the work.
  • 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 2022 
  • With Compelling Samples
  • $125 for Space, Actors and Ten Minute Play Festival (early 2023)

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