Playwrights Lab

The true alchemists do not change lead into gold; 

they change the world into WORDS!– William H. Gass

PLAYWRIGHTS’ LAB. GUIDELINES

Our  Playwrights Lab. consists of a group of playwrights who meet for three hours a week, to listen to professional  actors read their plays.  After the readings, there is constructive discussion about how well the play is working, and serving the objective of the playwright.

These are not  cold readings; Pulse provides the actors for the scenes, and gets scripts to the actors, so that they can read the scripts before the workshop meets.

The group is currently under the leadership of nationally and internationally produced award winning playwright Lezley Steele.  It is supervised by Brian Richardson. All playwrights involved are expected to participate in discussion about all the works being read, not only their own plays.

The group is never larger than ten playwrights.

One of the distinguishing features of our Lab, is that the playwrights receive FULL READINGS OF THEIR WORK, as many times as they need in the workshops environment, until it is deemed ready for a full public audience.  They are thus able to re-write and hear their changes as often as they wish!

The Playwrights, under the leadership of Ms. Steele continue working on the script until they feel it is ready for a public viewing.  When the play is deemed ready, it  is presented in a full public staged reading.  Pulse casts the play, provides the director, and provides the presentation venue.

PLEASE NOTE:  This is not a beginning level class. 

The Playwright must have a work in progress, and be willing to continue working on the script; this is not a workshop for people who consider that their work is already completed.

There is a nominal Workshop  fee, payable monthly in advance.  Playwrights are admitted into the group based upon their writing skills and enthusiasm for the process.

It is the playwright’s responsibility to meet the deadlines as set up by Pulse.

TO APPLY, PLEASE SUBMIT A SCENE FROM YOUR WORK IN PROGRESS.  PLEASE SEND A 20 – 30 PAGE SAMPLE “ ATT. PLAYWRIGHTS’ LAB.”  Also

Please complete an application form, and please SUBMIT it with your scene Attn.: PLAYWRIGHTS’ LAB., Pulse Ensemble Theatre,                                       400 W 43 Street, Suite 23L, New York, NY 10036

PLEASE DO NOT FAX OR EMAIL THE SCRIPT —Thank You

 

Our Playwrights are busily preparing their works for the Playwrights' Lab. Festival: FROM THE PAGE TO THE STAGE, March 27-31, at The Playroom, 151 W 46th Street