Thursday, July 7, 2016

The Amoralists Residency

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The Amoralists, now in our 10th season, are excited to host the second year of ‘Wright Club, a community of playwrights focused on strengthening our craft as theatre makers.

During their one year residency in 'Wright Club, each club author creates two new one-act plays in a workshop production process modeled on The Amoralists' method. These plays are presented to the public in “dangerously” staged readings at the bi-monthly public forum we call ‘Wright Night, and they are followed by a daring conversation wherein authors speak openly about their work, exploring the successes and shortcomings of the plays.

Between these public presentations, ‘Wright Club authors attend meet-ups and workshops twice per month where they engage in peer support, artistic activities, and discussion groups lead by cross-disciplinary artists ranging from emerging and mid-career artists to established professionals.

‘Authors leave the program with two new plays, a bevy of new collaborators, and a new way of seeing themselves and their processes. 'Wright Club’s foremost emphasis is the development of the playwright as theatremaker. There are no dues or fees for 'Wright Club.


GUIDELINES:

‘Wright Club playwrights must:
a) have not received a production larger than an Actors' Equity Showcase code in New York City,
b) attend bi-weekly meetings in New York City, missing no more than 3 meet-ups during the year,
c) attend all ‘Wright Nights, the bi-monthly public presentations, and
d) be courageous.

DEADLINES:

Deadline is 11:59pm, July 17, 2016.

INSTRUCTIONS:

Submit the following materials in .pdf or Word .doc to WrightClubNYC@gmail.com :

1) Playwright resume, (file name: LAST NAME, FIRST NAME _Resume)
2) A One-act play of 30 pages or less, (file name: LAST NAME, FIRST_1-act)
3) A full-length play, (file name: LAST NAME, FIRST_Fullplay)
4) A letter telling us why you write plays, 1-page max, (file name: LAST NAME, FIRST_Letter)

Subject of the email should be: "Applicant [name]". You will receive confirmation that we have received your materials within 48 hours of submission.

MORE DATES:

Finalists will be contacted by August 1st to schedule an in-person interview. Interviews will take place the first week of August.

The first ‘Wright Club meetup is in Mid-September. Meetups will be scheduled to accommodate all the authors avails, but once set, will be consistent for the year.

If you have any questions, please email us at WrightClubNYC@gmail.com

And thank you for your art!