Check out the latest episode of the NYCPlaywrights Podcast on the theme of Writers & Friends.
In this episode we:
Talk to Ralph Sevush of the Dramatists Guild about lawsuits involving playwrights including productions of Terrence McNally's LOVE! VALOR! COMPASSION!; the musical RENT; the URINETOWN lawsuit; and the lawsuit involving the host of the NYCPlaywrights Podcast
Hear Neil Simon talk about the third-act problem of his play about friendship THE ODD COUPLE & his working habits
Learn about Primary Stages and the National New Play Network via Chelsea Anderson-Long
Perform the selected play from the call for submissions A NEW PLAY BY MATTHEW WEAVER by Matthew Weaver
*** PODCAST CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS ***
We are looking for monologues for the next NYCPlaywrights Podcast on the theme of "rants & raves" - here are more details below - deadline is tomorrow at 11:59 PM EST.
If you're going to submit, makes sure you check out the Podcast and find out what we're all about:
The Podcast is also available on iTunes
*** FREE THEATER IN NYC ***
Saturday, December 8, 2018
THE WILLA CATHER SALON
A reading of a new play with music by Navida Stein.
Adapted from Willa Cather’s first short stories.
The Willa Cather Salon is a new play with music written by Navida Stein and adapted from Willa Cather’s first short stories published in early 20th century magazines. In this reading of The Willa Cather Salon the stories are told by a cast of actor/singer/storytellers and woven together with vocal and instrumental music from the turn of last century. These stories explore the need to belong and create, the transformative power of music and the desire for beauty in a brutal world; all themes Willa Cather continually explored throughout her life’s work. As an adult, Willa Cather made New York City her home and lived for many years at 5 Bank Street in Greenwich Village, right around the corner from Jefferson Market Library. Miss Cather would hold very popular salons on Friday afternoons; writers, musicians, actors and opera singers would come for tea, conversation and share their art. Willa Cather (1873-1947) is an American writer best known for her novels O Pioneers!, The Song of the Lark, and My Ántonia. She won the Pulitzer Prize in 1923 for her World War I novel One of Ours.
Presented in the first floor Willa Cather Community Room. All events are free and open to the public.
Jefferson Market Library
425 Avenue of the Americas
New York, NY, 10011
*** PLAYWRIGHTS OPPORTUNITIES ***
TLC is sponsoring its 10th annual Emerging Artists Program which enables both individual creative artists and a group of artists to focus on their current work. This program subsidizes one 2-week residency for 7 emerging artists and/or 2 person creative teams from the Minnesota and the 5 boroughs of New York, and one week-long residency for a group project that would have exclusive use of the facilities. Please note that applicants must live in either MN or one of the 5 NYC boroughs to be eligible to apply.
TheatreWorks is accepting submissions for our First Annual 10 Minute Play Festival, "Tales from the Brookside." The festival will be held at TheatreWorks New Milford () June 4 through 8, 2019.
PARAGON is a short-play festival dedicated to furthering Otherworld's mission of growing the genre of Science Fiction and Fantasy Theatre through the discovery and promotion of new playwrights and works. This annual event began in 2014 and we have presented 40 new science fiction and fantasy plays over this one-weekend festival every year since. 2019 will mark year 5.
*** LINKS FOR PLAYWRIGHTS ***
Dramatists Legal Defense Fund
Dramatists Bill of Rights
Theater Talk Archives
The National New Play Network
Exit, Pursued by a Lawyer
URINETOWN Lawsuit Settled
RENT Dramaturg Sues Larson Estate
Mantello and Caldwell Theatre Settle Out of Court Over L!V!C! Case
Actors Equity Association
The Commercial Theater Institute
Stage Directors and Choreographers Society
The Playwrights Center
International Centre for Women Playwrights