Member Stage ReadingBy Tom Dunn
The Toupee is an award winning one act that has had productions in West Nyack, NY, off-off broadway, New Scripts Theatre in L.A., The Source Theatre in Washington D.C. and several other theatres. A very common response to the work is that it needs to be a two act play so the author will be trying out a brand new second act with The Playwrights’ Center reading in October. There are two characters—a wealthy, recently widowed social worker and the ex-con she has been assigned to work with—a teen aged hooker. This hooker was the last person to see her husband alive. Each of the women has a proposition for the other.Event Details
Who: Open to Playwrights' Center members who want their work read; nonmembers can come to read, listen or contribute to discussion.
What: A chance for members to get together and read plays. These are informal sessions.
When: Selected Sundays, 5-7 pm
by Scott Dixon | Member Stage Reading
Two brothers, held as suspicious enemy aliens in a North Dakota internment camp in 1942, must choose between loyalty to a flag and loyalty to one another when one of them becomes enmeshed in an escape plot.Event Details
Goodbye, traditional arc! In this seminar, we will explore the infinite possibilities for structuring and organizing plays. We will look at plays shaped like circles, like mixed tapes, like imaginary weddings in never-before-seen cultures. Experiments with non-traditional dramatic structures, revealing the many shapes that plays can assume, and how these shapes might tell rich, incredible stories of their own.Event Details
By George Brant
Dr. Walter J. Freeman has invented a revolutionary new medical technique called a lobotomy, and now he's taking it on the road in a tireless (and ultimately tragic) quest to share the good news. Through a triptych of scenes spanning Freeman's career and retirement, Three Voyages of the Lobotomobile explores the dark side of the American myth of the confident and persevering genius.Event Details
By Christine Evans
Rita's daughter has confined her in a hospital for "a few tests." She plots her escape with the help of her Irish roommate, her elusive granddaughter, and her cat's new best friend—whom she suspects is the Devil—until a riotous party night forces her to choose between fleeing or facing the music. Can't Complain begins in a realist register, but Rita's haunted hearing aid soon takes us to far stranger territory.Event Details
By Carlyle Brown
It's February 25, 1922—the last night in the life of celebrated Negro entertainer Bert Williams. In a break between performances, Bert regales his longtime assistant with songs and stories and finds himself confronting his own legacy of a career built on the exploitation of Negro stereotypes. Nobody, No Time is a play with music that looks inside one of the most complex and conflicted figures in the Vaudeville era.Event Details