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Monday, July 10, 2023

Cry Havoc: Playlist


Deadline: July 10, 2023


We are pleased to announce the launch of PlayList: a new short play development series. PlayList is for writers of any background, identity, education or experience level who are interested in honing their work on a short script with a room full of artists experienced in new play development.

The CRY HAVOC Company believes that writing a script doesn’t have to be a solitary experience. Collaborative feedback at key points in your writing process can bring you closer to your goals. Our approach to script development places your writing goals at the center of the workshop process, ensuring that collaborators are giving feedback that helps you write the play you are trying to write.

If you are interested in seeing how our structured feedback process can support your work, apply to be among our first group of PlayList writers!

PlayList participants will write new 10-minute scripts inspired by creative prompts linked by a theme. The inaugural PlayList writers group will draw inspiration from the “hidden” landmarks of New York City. Playwrights will complete the project with a rigorously-crafted short play ready for submission to festivals and contests—and a public presentation of their work. In keeping with the dynamic diversity of New York City, CRY HAVOC is especially seeking artists from underrepresented communities for this project.

What’s the process?

Five playwrights will be selected to craft 10-minute plays over the course of six feedback sessions, culminating in an Equity 29-Hour Reading of all five PlayList scripts for the public.

How does it work?

Each writer will be paired with a facilitator—a CRY HAVOC artist to check in with them before and after each feedback session and to moderate the sessions in advocacy of the playwright and their goals. The feedback sessions will include our roster of artists who have years of new play dramaturgy experience, the other PlayList writers, and invited guests and colleagues of the playwright. PlayList applicants are asked to commit to participation in a preliminary welcome meeting via Zoom, all six in-person workshop sessions, and the final reading. The welcome Zoom meeting will be on the evening of Monday August 7th. In-person workshops will be held on the evenings of Monday 8/28, Wednesday 8/30, Wed. 9/6, Mon. 9/11, Wed. 9/13, Mon. 9/18, and the public presentation will be held on the evening of Monday September 25th.

You should apply to PlayList if you are:
  • an early-career artist looking to collaborate with established artists
  • an established artist looking for tools to support the development of new work
  • a writer interested in supporting the work of other writers
  • searching for a community of artists to serve as a “home base” for creative feedback and support
  • a writer that doesn’t know what you are going to write next!
If you are interested in participating in PlayList, please submit:
  • a 10-page writing sample
  • a brief description- why/how is this sample representative of your work?
  • a song featuring NYC that has particular significance to you
  • A little-known NYC landmark 
Submissions are open through July 10th and can be made to THIS FORM

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