The deadline for application submissions is being extended to January 12, 2014 for readers of the #StageOpps newsletter only. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to retrieve this month's #StageOpps code!
Since its creation in 1994, NPTC Women's Work Project has had the goal of not only helping to develop specific plays, but to support residents' growth as accomplished and skilled playwrights-to give writers added tools in the practice of their craft and to strengthen their individual voices. Our focus has always been on bringing scripts to production quality.
The WOMEN'S WORK LAB for short plays provides a supportive and nurturing environment to emerging and mid-career women playwrights. Four to six members are selected each year, along with a similar number of directors. The LAB meets monthly (Sundays, 4-7pm) from February through July, allowing for time in between sessions for writers to continue to develop and revise their work in response to feedback. Members are expected to bring work to each session beginning with the development of an original short play based upon an assigned theme. Playwrights receive monthly feedback on their play from the LAB's group of dramaturgs and directors. Feedback is given in a unified manner so playwrights do not have conflicting advice about what to work on. The process creates a collaborative group from which members can draw inspiration and energy. Scripts are then produced in our annual Women's Work Short Play Festival. Participants in the Short Play Lab may be invited to submit a proposal for a full-length work and continue working with the LAB in the spring.
Playwrights should apply by sending the following as email attachments, with the email Subject Line "Women's Work Application," followed by this month's #StageOpps code, to email@example.com:
a resume, including specific information on your training as a writer (i.e. degree program, workshops, etc.)
a 10-15 page writing sample
a personal statement explaining why you wish to be a part of the LAB, including goals for your own growth and development if selected
(Please note that ALL 3 items are required to be considered.)
Directors should apply by sending the following as email attachments, with the email Subject Line "WWP-Directors," followed by this month's #StageOpps code, to firstname.lastname@example.org:
contact information for three references
personal statement explaining why you wish to be a part of the LAB
The Women in the Arts & Media Coalition is a coalition of member organizations; if you are a member of one of our member organizations, you are a member of the Coalition! The purpose of the Coalition is to focus the power of our member organizations together and to use that combined strength to address issues of concern to women in theatre, film, tv, radio, and new media. We are committed to being the link between our member organizations as we collaborate to impact the various topics that affect women in our industry through advocacy, networking, and events.