Sunday, March 26, 2017

The Greenhouse Ensemble, led by Founding Artistic Director, Hazen Cuyler, is accepting applications to its inaugural Playwright Reading Workshop


You’ve completed writing your play. You want to get it in front of an audience. Our Reading Workshop is your pathway to a fully produced public reading.

Your reading will be open to the public so that you can invite your colleagues and supporters as well as members of the industry interested in your work. This is an invaluable opportunity to get your script in front of audience and determine the next step toward production. No more searching for someone else to decide to do it, you are taking charge and moving your work forward.

To begin, the workshop also gives you the opportunity to hear your script read aloud in a private setting giving you a chance to see what you’ve got. This is in keeping with our dedication to providing a safe and supportive environment for theatre artists.

The workshop also provides you with several practical playwriting tools. Each meeting will include an introduction to a writing tool, and in addition, you will have the opportunity to hear portions of your work each time the workshop meets.

With enrollment limited to six playwrights, your script will get the attention it deserves. If you have ever participated in a group with twice as many playwrights, you’ll appreciate the focus you get each and every meeting.

As an added bonus, you will have an individual script session with the Workshop Facilitator to discuss your script in detail. This session is in addition to the workshop meetings at no extra charge.

The workshop meets for 10 weeks, beginning Wednesday, March 29 thru May 31, from 6:30pm to 9:30pm at Theater West 97, 214 West 97th Street, conveniently located near the 96th Street stop for the 1, 2, and 3 trains as well as several MTA bus lines. The reading series is scheduled for the beginning of June.

The fee for the workshop, which includes 10 meetings, an individual script consultation and the public reading, is $600. To apply, email your writing resume, a complete synopsis (200 words maximum), and cast breakdown of the completed play you intend to develop through the Reading Workshop to greenhouse.ensemble@gmail.com. Please put ‘Reading Workshop Application’ and your name in the subject line.

Kim T. Sharp (Workshop Facilitator) served as Abingdon Theatre Company’s Associate Artistic Director and Literary Manager for 16 seasons. He directed eight productions for the company and over 40 readings of new plays. He co-produced twelve 10-minute play festivals, presenting over 200 premiere productions. As Literary Manager he evaluated over 3,500 scripts and coordinated over 350 readings. He facilitated Abingdon’s two playwright groups for over 10 years.

The Greenhouse Ensemble, led by Founding Artistic Director Hazen Cuyler and Managing Director Reanna Armellino, cultivates a positive, judgment-free environment where artists create fully-realized work. The Greenhouse Ensemble is a sponsored project of Fractured Atlas, a non-­profit arts service organization. www.greenhouseensemble.com.