On Tuesday, March 6, The New School for Drama held a staged reading introducing graduating playwriting students and their work to an audience of literary agents, managers, and producers. Playwrights had an opportunity to describe their latest projects and present a short staged reading of an excerpt from their thesis plays.
This is a great opportunity for the playwrights to network and get their voices out there,, noted Robert Hoyt, director of professional development. It gives them the chance to make face-to-face contacts and get their work heard in a very simple, yet effective, way.,
The excerpts read during the event are from plays being presented as part of The New School for Drama’s NEW VOICES Playwrights Festival, which begins its two-week run on Wednesday, March 28 and continues until Saturday, April 7. Five original plays will performed in repertory, highlighting the work of the graduating playwrights, directors, and actors.
For more information, a complete performance schedule, and to read excerpts from the plays, visit Drama’s website.