In 2012, 2013, and 2014, PlayLab developed 1-3 plays towards workshop, and in some cases, towards production. Last year, to meet an identified need in the local playwriting community, PlayLab was structured as a series of guided master classes on playwriting and professional development, matched with one-on-one dramaturgical support towards the creation of a new full-length play. Each class featured a roster of locally and nationally recognized artistic leaders.
Applications for PlayLab: S18 are open! Over the past five years, Company One’s PlayLab has, through various iterations, supported and developed the work of 26 playwrights. Last year we launched the PlayLab Unit — a monthly play development class, and a series of additional master classes on professional development, aligned with C1’s mission of nurturing civically-engaged artists, and creating a more equitable city. This year we continue to explore play and playwright development through the Unit, led by Company One’s award-winning Resident Playwright, Kirsten Greenidge, and C1’s Director of New Work, Ilana Brownstein. Participants will also have access to local and national artistic leaders.
Participants become part of the Company One family of artists, and get access to perks like tickets to C1 shows, access to C1 special events like studio sessions, first rehearsals, and parties; and invitations to special events with C1’s partner organizations.
Affiliates are selected by application. The program is open to writers of all ages, backgrounds, and all gender expressions.
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