Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Generate 31 New Plays in 31 Days

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Brooklyn, New York – The 31 Plays in 31 Days Project, an annual event challenging playwrights to write 31 original plays during the month of August will be accepting submissions beginning August 1st. Participation is free and open to the public.

The project was founded in 2012 by Rachel Bublitz and Tracy Held Potter and as a way to motivate playwrights to generate a large quantity of material in a short period of time. Since 31 Plays in 31 Days’ inception, hundreds of playwrights from around the world have participated each summer, many of whom have gone on to produce or publish the work they had begun during the project.

In addition to posting daily writing prompts and playwright interviews, 31 Plays will be hosting two free writing workshops in New York City and Los Angeles to further motivate participants. The New York workshop will be held at the historic Drama Book Shop in the heart of Manhattan’s theater district, and the Los Angeles event will be announced closer to August. The workshops will be streamed live on Facebook.

Topher Cusumano, Executive Director of 31 Plays in 31 Days, hopes this year’s project will offer playwrights even more inspiration and motivation to help them complete the month. As an organization dedicated to helping writers produce more work, 31 Plays is also bringing back the popular optional submissions process. “Last year we didn’t ask laywrights to submit their 31 plays through digital submission because we wanted playwrights to feel like they only had to answer to themselves during this process,” Cusumano explains. “However, participants in years past thought the submissions helped them stay on track, so we’re bringing it back for the folks who benefit from that ype of structure.”

The submission link will go live on the 31plays31days.com website August 1st at 12:00am when the project officially kicks off. Playwrights interested in participating are encouraged to follow the project on Facebook (facebook.com/31plays31days) and Twitter (twitter.com/31plays31days) for further updates.