Sunday, September 11, 2016

New Perspectives - Women's Work Lab

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The WOMEN’S WORK LAB for short plays provides a supportive and nurturing environment to emerging and mid-career women playwrights. Four to six members are selected each year, along with a similar number of directors. The LAB meets monthly (Sundays) from February through June, allowing for time in between sessions for writers to continue to develop and revise their work in response to feedback. Members are expected to bring work to each session beginning with the development of an original short play based upon an assigned theme. Playwrights receive monthly feedback on their play from the LAB’s group of director/dramaturgs. Feedback is given in a unified manner so playwrights do not have conflicting advice about what to work on. The process creates a collaborative group from which members can draw inspiration and energy. Scripts are then produced in our annual Women's Work Short Play Festival.

APPLICATION GUIDELINES

Playwrights should apply by midnight, September 30, 2016 by sending the following as email attachments, with the email Subject Line “Women’s Work Application” to contact@nptnyc.org:
a resume, including specific information on your training as a writer (i.e. degree program, workshops, etc.)
a 10-15 page writing sample
a personal statement explaining why you wish to be a part of the LAB, including goals for your own growth and development if selected

(Please note that ALL 3 items are required to be considered.)