A new works-in-progress reading series that puts you in front of established writers–who may or may not be sober.
Each session two professional writers are invited to be “first responders,” giving feedback to our readers and facilitating a conversation with the writer and audience.
We’re calling it “Drunken Masters,” becuase we’ve bribed our professional writers with the promise of booze (or in some cases chocolate) to share with us their wisdom. It will be fun and laid back, so take a risk, and share with us that new story, poem, pitch or script you’ve been working on.
If you would like to sign up to read a 7-9 minute excerpt of a new work, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
This installation features two writers, one an award-winning playwright, the other a successful YA author, who now both find themselves rockin’ Hollywood. Proof that the modern writer works across media, genre and form.
is a playwright, screenwriter, and television writer based in Los Angeles. His plays include 1001, Civilization (all you can eat), Shostakovich, Maria/Stuart, Hamilton Township, Darwin’s Challenge, Box Americana, and This Storm Is What We Call Progress. His devised theatre work includes adapting the script for En Garde Arts’ Basetrack (2014 BAM Next Wave Festival and national tour), David Levine’s HABIT (2013 OBIE Award), and Radiohole’s upcoming show. He is also adapting 1001 into a musical, Scheherazade, with original music by composer Marisa Michelson. Television work includes “Mad Men,” “Hannibal,” and “Smash,” and film work includes adaptations of Hilary Mantel’s Eight Months of Ghazzah Street and John Cheever’s “Goodbye, My Brother.” His work has been produced and developed at and with ACT, Baltimore Centerstage, The Center for the Art of Performance at UCLA, Circle X, The Civilians, Clubbed Thumb, Collaboraction, The Contemporary American Theater Festival, CUNY’s Prelude Festival, The Denver Center, Ensemble Studio Theater, The Foundry, The Gammage Stage, The Glej Theater (Slovenia), HERE, The Lark, The Lied Center, The Luminato Festival (Toronto, Canada), Mass MoCA, Montclair State University’s New Works Initiative, The Museum of Modern Art, New York Theater Workshop, The O’Neill National Playwrights’ Conference, Page 73, Playwrights Horizons, Portland Center Stage, PS122’s/Alliance Francaise’s Crossing The Line Festival, REDEYE, Salvage Vanguard, Soho Rep, Son of Semele Ensemble, The Sundance Theater Lab, Texas Performing Arts at UT, The TCG Conference, Theater @ Boston Court, TheatreWorks, Voices of Change – Festival for New American Plays (Theater Bielefeld, Germany), The Watermill Center, The Weston Playhouse, Woolly Mammoth, The York Theatre, and elsewhere. He is an alumni of New Dramatists, was the 2006 P73 Playwriting Fellow, was nominated for a 2013 Writers’ Guild of America Award, and was the recipient of ACT’s 2014 New Play Prize. His plays have been published by Samuel French and Playscripts Inc., and in The Back Stage Book of New American Short Plays 2005 (edited by Craig Lucas).
is an author, screenwriter, and illustrator. She is the author and illustrator of The Poseur Series (under pen name Rachel Maude), published by Little, Brown for Young Readers. Her half-hour comedy script, Almost Young, is currently in development at Amazon Studios. She has written for Marie Claire, Cosmo Girl, kitchensurfing.com, and Seltzer Goods, where she penned original greeting cards and the baby book, Edamame & Edapapa. She graduated Phi Beta Kappa, Magna Cum Laude from UCLA with a degree in English Literature and earned her M.F.A. from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts, where she was awarded the Graduate Screenwriting Award.