Friday, October 29, 2010

Square One Series

I'm traveling a lot this year.  This is part of the reason why.  Am I coming to your town? Maybe. Mark your calendar. Info below:

Bloomington, IN – The Bloomington Playwrights Project (BPP) is proud to announce the inaugural play for the Square One Series, Elsewhere by Adam Szymkowicz. The innovative Square One Series will workshop a new work each year in collaboration with five theaters total.

The Schedule is as follows:

Dec. 6 – reading at Chicago Dramatists, Chicago, IL

Feb. 8 – reading at Greenbrier Valley Theatre, Lewisburg, WV

Mar. 15-16 – reading at Bloomington Playwrights Project, Bloomington, IN

May 27-June 11 – Production at Theatre Conspiracy, Fort Myers, FL

Next Fall – Production at Exposed Productions, New York City

Created by the Bloomington Playwrights Project, the Square One Series is designed to change the game of playwriting workshops and to give small professional theatres a larger role in the national new works scene. The predominant method of “workshopping” is reliant on an artistic department selecting one script out of many and producing a simple reading of the script for an audience. Often times this is accompanied by only 1 day of rehearsal and limited re-writes. In truth, it is less of a workshop and more of a reading series. Depending on the outcome of the reading, the Artistic Director will either choose to produce the script or not. More often than not it is the latter. This leaves the playwright with the same undeveloped script back at square one: sending the scripts out to every theatre possible in hopes of getting yet another “workshop” reading. BPP’s Square One Series aims to remedy that situation through a collaboration of small professional theatres in a progressive development format.

About ELSEWHERE: When Teddy comes to Celia’s house to deliver a package, he doesn’t expect to be invited for dinner. When he comes to dinner, he doesn’t expect to be invited to live with her. When he starts to live with her, he doesn't expect to fall in love with her sister Amanda. And he definitely doesn't expect to be drugged ... or buried alive.

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