Saturday, July 12, 2014

Seeking playwright for collaborative work in development “Henry’s Wives”

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We are seeking a playwright to join an already in progress work in development.

Candidates should be open to collaboration, improvisation and devised work. The playwright will help the director and cast create, develop and lead writing on a new project entitled “Henry’s Wives”. This is a group developed project and the playwright should be comfortable with helping to refine, write and support multiple voices into one refined script. Experience with devised, group creation and/or improvisational work is needed. Ideal playwright is a flexible, social, good natured team player, comfortable with breaking boundaries and working outside a traditional play model. 

This is a long term development commitment, so being NYC based is important. 

Playwright should plan on being at rehearsals and active in the project from start to finish. Familiarity and/or interest in the Tudor Court and Henry VIII’s 6 wives are important.
Projects voice will be comedic and experimental, not period verse.

Please send us a proposal that includes the following information:
· Your Name and Contact Information
· Why are you are interested in this project, content matter and working with Rising Sun
· Any applicable experiences or similar projects or devised works that you’ve been a part of
· A 5-8 page play writing sample (can be sample of this content or another play you’ve written)

· A sample treatment of concepts for this piece using one of the following conceits: (Utilizing at least 3 of the Tudor Queens)
o Hotel Lobby
o Limbo
o Dinner Party gone wrong
o Reality Show style parody (ala Real Housewives)

Please send all materials to playsubmissions@risingsunnyc.com
Please send materials no later than July 15th Please include HENRY WIVES in subject line