Saturday, March 21, 2015

Exquisite Corpse Company is seeking playwrights for its 2015 Writers’ Lab

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The Lab is designed to create a safe space for playwrights to come together, experiment, and inspire each other to create new and refreshing work that departs from what we might be more inclined to write on our own. The Lab will be led by ECC Artistic Director, Tess Howsam and Literary Director, Blake Bishton.

We will meet twice a week for the duration of April.
After voting and agreeing on a theme that gets everyone's creative juices flowing at the initial meeting, writers will then begin to both receive and submit prompts that the group will use as jumping off points for the work they create. All writers will be expected to produce approximately 10 pages of work a week. The goal is for every writer to have a draft of a new short one-act play by the end of the process.

At the conclusion of the lab, ECC will produce a public reading of each play as part of ECC's Drinks and Drama Reading Series, to take place in May. This series will feature a different Brooklyn bar as a setting for each reading!

Exquisite Corpse Company is a Brooklyn-based, performance and integrated arts company. ECC focuses both on promoting work within the theatre - on or off stage - and on creating pieces that integrate other creative mediums. For more about the company, please visit: www.exquisitecorpecompany.com.

To submit, please send us a resumé and a sample of your writing approximately 30 pages in length. This can be taken from a larger work, or be a stand alone piece.

In addition, please give us your weekly availability and conflicts for the months of April and May.

Deadline for submissions is March 25, 2015.

For more information or to submit, please emailblaire@exquisitecorpsecompany.com.

We look forward to reading your submissions!